Survey: Fewer Wisconsin Students are Smoking

Created: 12/11/2012 8:38 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

More middle and high school students in Wisconsin are choosing not to smoke.

The 2012 Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey found 13 percent of high schoolers say they smoke and 2.5 percent of middle schoolers admit to it.

Those numbers contrast sharply with 2000, when 33 percent of high school students and 12 percent of middle school students said they smoked.

The campaign for Tobacco Free Kids says the decline means nearly 200,000 fewer Wisconsin kids will grow up to be adult smokers.