According to new data, U.S. teens appear to be choosing health over smoking. When health officials began conducting national smoking surveys for teens in 1991, they discovered a rate of 27.5%. That number jumped to 36.4% in 1997! Now, the rate is down to 15.7% – a great sign that we’re moving in the right direction, but there’s still progress to be made. That rate can be reduced further with increased legislation and awareness. Healthy Central Florida is behind this movement, and we are doing our part to get children and teens healthy.
Not only is the data for smoking improving, but teens also appear to be making healthier choices when it comes to drinking soda and alcohol. Click here to read more about it.
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