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8:58 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Fewer Wyoming teens are drinking, smoking

The 2012 Prevention Needs Assessment shows that fewer Wyoming junior high and high school students are smoking and drinking.

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News
5:55 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Student Drinking Numbers Down

According to statistics over 50-percent of high school students drank in 1995. In 2011 the number had dropped to 34-percent.

For binge drinking, in the mid-90’s nearly 40-percent of high school students participated. Last year under 25-percent reported taking part in binge drinking.

Rodney Wambean is a research scientist with the University of Wyoming. He says based on figures from the mid 90’s had there been no prevention efforts, use among teenagers today would be around 53-percent.

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