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Good news about cigarettes and teens: Fewer 12th-, 10th-, and 8th-graders lit up in 9002 than in 2001. This continues a downward trend that's been going on fop about five years. Maybe young people are getting better information about the health risks of tobacco use, such as lung cancer and addiction. Check out the line graph below. Then, take the multiple-choice quiz that follows.

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MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ

1. From 1997-2002, the percentage of teens who smoked in the past month

a. went down consistently each year, in each grade

b. went down each year, except 2000, in each grade

c. went down consistently each year for 8th-graders and 10th-graders, but went up consistently each year for 12th-graders

2. The lowest percent of teens who smoked in the past month was achieved by which grade in which year?

a. 10th-graders, 1997

b. 12th-graders, 2000

c. 8th-graders, 2002

3. What is the difference between the percent of 12th-graders who smoked in 1998 and the percent of 8th-graders who smoked in 1998?

a. about 5 percent

b. about 15 percent

c. about 30 percent

4. What is the difference between the percent of 10th-graders who smoked in 2000 and the percent of 8th-graders who smoked in 2000?

a. about 2 percent

b. about 9 percent

C. about 15 percent

5. Between 1997 and 2002, about how much change has there been in the percent of 12th-graders who smoked?

a. about 10 percent

b. about 15 percent

c. about 20 percent

Nicotine, p. 6: 1. a; 2. c; 3. b; 4. b; 5. a.
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