CDC http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Students Are Smoking Less, Texting While Driving More http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-students-are-smoking-less-texting-while-driving-more <p>Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped significantly in recent decades—in Wyoming and the rest of the country. That’s according to the results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm?s_cid=tw_cdc16">Youth Risk Behavior Survey</a> released last week.&nbsp;</p><p>Last year, 17 percent of Wyoming high-schoolers reported regularly smoking cigarettes. That’s slightly above the national average, but down from 40 percent in 1991, when the survey began.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:28:55 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59934 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Students Are Smoking Less, Texting While Driving More CDC scientist says tests are needed on gas drilling impact http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cdc-scientist-says-tests-are-needed-gas-drilling-impact <p>One of the government&#39;s top scientists says much more research is needed to determine the possible impacts of shale gas drilling on human health and the environment.</p><p>Dr. Christopher Portier of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says studies should include all the ways people can be exposed, such as through air, water, soil, plants and animals.</p><p>Portier says there isn&#39;t currently enough information to say with certainty whether shale gas drilling poses a threat to public health.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:05:30 +0000 The Associated Press 17593 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org CDC scientist says tests are needed on gas drilling impact