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Alaska Reports Big Drop in High School Smoking

It’s more evidence that tobacco prevention programs work

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Oct 15, 2013

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Showing once again that well-funded, sustained tobacco prevention programs work, Alaska reported this week that the state’s high school smoking rate fell to just 10.6 percent this year – a 40 percent drop since 2007.

Alaska’s new rate is far below the national high school smoking rate of 18.1 percent (based on the most recent equivalent national survey, the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey).

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posted October 15, 2013

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