FACT OF THE DAY
After decreasing for more than a decade, the smoking rate forThis is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.
California adults jumped "sharply" in 1996 to 18.6%, up from
16.7% in 1995, according to a new state health department study.
In addition, the percentage of children deemed "susceptible" to
starting smoking increased to 45% last year, up from 25% in 1993.
The state began a major anti-smoking advertising campaign
one day before the study was released.
-- MULTIPLE SOURCES, 3/26