High School Students Smoking Less in CDC Survey

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent National Youth Risk Behavior Survey reported that 15.7% of high schoolers smoke, down 2.4% in 2011. The results are a major victory for the Healthy People 2020 objective of lowering smoking rates below 16% for this population. Unfortunately, the report found that 13.7% of students were obese and 16.6% were overweight, up from 13% and 15.2% in 2011, respectively.

For a summary of the report, see The Washington Post’s article here.