• Fewer High School Students Smoking
  • MADISON (WKOW)-- Fewer high schoolers in Wisconsin are smoking cigarettes, according to a new survey.

    According to a 2009 survey conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the number of students who reported smoking cigarettes a cigarette in the past 30 days dropped to 17 percent – down from 21 percent in 2007.

    "Throughout my career, as Attorney General and Governor, I have worked hard to protect our kids from smoking cigarettes and becoming addicted to tobacco," Governor Doyle said. "Our efforts to reduce youth smoking cigarettes are working - from raising the cigarette tax to preventing youth cigarettes online sales and involving them in our outreach campaigns. When goes Wisconsin's smokefree in July of 2010 we will further improve public health, save lives and reduce health care costs."

    The survey included 2,434 students from 57 public schools in the spring of 2009.