August 7, 2010 - A survey by two state agencies shows that 18-percent of high school students were smoking this year, down from 21-percent in 2008. And three-point-nine percent of middle school youngsters had started smoking, down from four-point-three percent a couple years ago.
Governor Jim Doyle creates better education and higher cigarette taxes for the drop in youth smoking. The Departments of Health Services and Public Instruction conducted the survey. Forty-three high schools and 45 middle schools participated.
Reference: Fewer young people are smoking in Wisconsin, Wisconsin News - Pierce County Herald, 8/6/2010.
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