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Youth Smoking Reaches Historic Lows
Updated May 5, 2013 12:07 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana health officials report that the state's youth smoking rates have reached "historic new lows" among middle school-and high school-aged students.

The 2008 Indiana Youth Tobacco survey released today (Thursday) indicates smoking among high school students dropped from 23.2 percent in 2006 to 18.3 percent in 2008, a decline of 21 percent.

Among middle school students, the rates fell even more dramatically from 7.7 percent to just 4.1 percent for the same time period, a 47 percent decline.

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