Youth smoking declined significantly in 2012, and smoking rates fell to record lows for 8th, 10th and 12th graders, new research finds. The results mark the second year in a row that there's been a significant annual decline in youth smoking.

The survey is released annually by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.

For all three grades combined, the percentage who said they smoked any cigarettes in the prior 30 days fell from about 12 percent in 2011 to 10.6 percent in 2012.

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