HELENA - The 2009 Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that tobacco use among Montana teens is declining.
The survey shows that half of all Montana teens have tried smoking cigarettes. That's a 2 percent decrease from 2007, the last time the survey was performed. It's a full 20 percent lower than a decade ago.
Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau says the study shows that smoking prevention programs in schools are working.