Kentucky Teen Smoking Has Significantly Dropped Over The Past Two Years

Jul 15, 2014

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Significantly fewer Kentucky  teens are smoking according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

In 2011 the CDC found nearly a quarter of high school students in the state used cigarettes but in its most recent report that number dropped to nearly 18 percent. The decline moves Kentucky from the state with the highest rate of teen smokers to the sixth highest.

While the Commonwealth has reached its 2020 goal of reducing high school smoking to 19 percent, it hopes to reduce the rate by 10 percent in the next five years.