You`ll have to look a little harder these days to see a teenager with a cigarette in their mouth. That`s according to the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. The survey says teen smoking has dropped one-third in a two year period. In their study they found that in 1997 an average of 3,000 teens began smoking each day. This was a record high. But in 1999 it dropped to just a little over 2,000. The experts state that the drop could be contributed to the ever-rising cost of cigarettes. It could also be attributed to the negative publicity with multi-million dollar lawsuits against the tobacco industry.