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04/16/2015 13:09 EDT | Updated 06/16/2015 01:12 EDT

Report: At high schools, e-cigarette and hookah popularity booming as regular smoking plummets

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed.Teen use of e-cigarettes tripled in one year — to more than 13 per cent. About 9 per cent of high schools students said they had tried hookahs.But smoking of traditional cigarettes plummeted to about 9 per cent.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Thursday. It's based on a national survey of about 22,000 students at middle schools and high schools, both public and private.A government-funded study released in December found similar trends.___Online:CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr