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Good news on teen smoking by race, ethnicity

Posted at 3:31 PM on December 6, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Health

Too often, it's grim news when we break down data by race and ethnicity in Minnesota. But the newest Minnesota Health Department survey report on teen smoking show some really positive numbers -- smoking has fallen dramatically the past decade.

Here's the chart.

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It's certainly not perfect. But it shows really good health trends for Minnesota's fastest growing student populations.


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.