Rate of Teens Who Smoke in Wisconsin Dropping

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The latest survey finds about 25 percent of high schoolers smoke. That's down for the third consecutive year and six percent from 2002

One community has gone to special lengths to get the no smoking message to kids. In La Crosse, Health Department spokesperson Judy Zaber says they've made presentations to more than 2,500 youth, including high schoolers, talking to middle schoolers and middle schoolers talking to elementary school students.

Central High sophomore Sarah Butterfield says pictures of smokers' lungs in health class has helped deter her from smoking.

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