VA Youth Smoking Rates Hit Lowest Lev...

VA Youth Smoking Rates Hit Lowest Level in Decade

There are 4 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 15, 2013, titled VA Youth Smoking Rates Hit Lowest Level in Decade. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

According to the Virginia Youth Tobacco Survey, 3 percent of middle school students smoked regularly during the 2011-2012 school year.

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rocktown

Harrisonburg, VA

#1 Jan 17, 2013
These numbers are really fuzzy.
Tom

Ruckersville, VA

#2 Jan 17, 2013
I don't think it is the government efforts, other than taxation. When I was young and smoked in the early 80ís, cigs were $1.25 a pack and the min wage was $3.35/hr so working 20 min got me a pack of butts. Today, if a teen can find a job (25% unemployment) they get $7.50/hr and $5.55 a pack or 45 minutes for the same cancer sticks. And, you get to smell like crap as well.
Ice Dogg

Cumming, GA

#3 Jan 17, 2013
Remember, cigarettes dont kill, people smoking them does.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jan 18, 2013
Ice Dogg wrote:
Remember, cigarettes dont kill, people smoking them does.
and drugs

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