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Study: 1 in 5 teens smoke cigarettes

It looks like the "butt out" fight may be failing.

Despite decades of anti-smoking education, about 18 percent of Indiana high school students smoke cigarettes.

Newly released numbers show 1 in 5  U.S. teens smoke. U.S. officials say that's unacceptable.

"Everyday 1,200 Americans die from smoking and each of those people are being replaced by two young smokers,” said U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

"The younger a child is when they try cigarettes, the more likely they are to get and stay addicted to nicotine” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

More than 80 percent of smokers begin smoking by 18-years-old.

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