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Study: Candy flavored cigars a hit with underage smokers
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The first study of candy flavored cigars suggests they're a hit with underage smokers.
The CDC reports one in 30 middle and high school kids say they smoke the compact, candy- or fruit-flavored cigars.
The percentages rise as kids get older, to nearly one in 12 high school seniors.
The results are based on a 2011 survey of nearly 19,000 students.
The CDC says sales of flavored cigars have boomed in the last 12 years, from 6 billion to more than 13 billion annually.