So are teenagers smoking? Well, yes, but the it's the first try where the stats are going up according to a Centers For Disease Control and Prevention study.

Got a light?  More teenagers are apparently asking that question when it coming to trying out smoking a cigarette for the first time according to the latest information gathered from the CDC. 

More teenagers are trying their first cigarette, and deciding to have an occasional smoke as well.  The study data shows that the number of teens who smoke casually is rising. 

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention finds that 8 out of 10 teenagers says "yes" when asked if they smoke occasionally.  That figure is higher than just under 7 in 10 when the study gathered information in 1991. 

One of the study's co-authors calls it a "broad national phenomenon."   Doctor Terry Pechachek called it very risky, noting that smoking once in a while still has health risks.  The study considered light smokers as those who smoke from one to five cigarettes a day. 

You can find out more about what the study figures are as data is published in the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine."

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