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Youth Tobacco Rates Continue to Drop in Arizona

By | June 22nd, 2016|Newborn Screening, Prevention|

We’re seeing a downward trend in Arizona with youth tobacco prevalence that is similar to the national trend , according to the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey. The percentage of Arizona’s high school youth who have ever tried smoking has decreased from 46.5 percent in 2011 to 37 percent in 2015, a decrease of almost 20 [...]

Arizona Sees Big Drop in Youth Tobacco Use

By | January 20th, 2016|Prevention|

The Arizona Youth Risk Behavior Survey has some good news for the tobacco prevalence rate among high school aged youth. According to the new data, we saw a drop of almost 30 percent between 2013 and 2015. The percentage of youth using tobacco in our state dropped from 14.1 percent in 2013 to 10.1 percent [...]

Youth Conference Highlights Tobacco Prevention Efforts

By | June 3rd, 2015|Prevention|

Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) is gearing up for its sixth annual youth conference.  Each year STAND members from around the state converge in Phoenix to celebrate their efforts for the year and to learn about new ways to combat tobacco.  The celebration highlights a three-day conference designed by STAND members to increase leadership [...]

STAND Success Story

By | March 11th, 2015|Prevention|

Tobacco use is responsible for thousands of deaths in Arizona every year – more than 8,000 according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.  Secondhand smoke also takes a toll on the health of those exposed.  Eliminating the danger of secondhand smoke is a big part of the Smoke Free Arizona voter initiative.  Passed in 2006, [...]

AZ Smokes the Field

By | June 15th, 2012|Prevention|

AZ had the biggest % decrease in teen smoking rates in the country according to the new CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey this week. Smoking rates among AZ teens dropped 12% in the last couple of years- while rates generally stayed flat across the country.  That's 11,000 fewer teen tobacco users between 2009 and 2011.  About half of the teenagers in AZ [...]