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Rutgers Study on Flavored Cigars Luring Teens and Young Adults

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A study done by Rutgers found that the popularity of flavors are luring young people to smoke cigars. The study analyzed a national survey of Americans ages 12 and up, focusing on 6,700 survey respondents who reported smoking cigars in the previous month. Researchers found that preference for flavored cigar brands was highest among young people, females and minorities.

Of those who smoked cigars, 94 percent of females reported smoked a flavored brand, compared with 70 percent male. When it came to age, 95 percent of 12-17 year olds reported that they smoked a flavored brand compared to 63 percent of those aged 35 and older.