youth risk 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 Wyoming Youth Risk results are up and down http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-youth-risk-results-are-and-down <p>The Centers for Disease Control has released the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior survey.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The C-D-C finds that the students from Wyoming align with the rest of the nation when it comes to Drug and Alcohol use, and are better than the national average in areas such as physical fitness, risky sexual behavior and diet,&nbsp; but are worse in areas surrounding violence, unintentional injury and tobacco use.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:32:10 +0000 Bob Beck 25353 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Youth Risk results are up and down