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Dutch teenagers smoking less

The number of Dutch teenagers that smoke is decreasing fast.

Approximately 21 percent of those aged between ten and nineteen years old are smoking regular, which is 3 percent less than last year. This is according to a study by Stivoro.

TNS NIPO made a research among 4,500 Dutch teenagers. The central agency for tobacco shows that fewer young people starts smoking since 2007.

The decrease of 3 percent is a big step forward according to Stivoro, which may be explained by the introduction of the smoking ban in restaurants.

The study also shows that the number of young daily smokers fell from 16 percent to 14 percent.