Wisconsin's achieves the lowest adult smoking prevalence ever..

July 23, 2008 - Wisconsin's new adult smoking prevalence rate of 19.6 percent marks the lowest in Wisconsin's history. The new rate comes from the 2007 Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. The telephone survey focused on state residents age 18 and older. The new adult prevalence rate of 19.6 percent is down from 24 percent in 2000. Currently, the national adult smoking rate is 20 percent. The survey also reports that more than 52 percent of those who smoke have tried to quit for one day or longer, and more than 83 percent report that the smoking policy at work does not allow smoking in any work areas. Wisconsin legislators are reminded that these advances are not permanent - only with their support and funding can anti-tobacco organizations continue to help smokers quit and discourage kids from starting in the first place. Reference:
Adult smoking hits record low in Wisconsin
, Wisinfo.com, 7/18/2008.

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