Number of Wisconsin smokers hits record low

Number of Wisconsin smokers hits record low

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports a 1 percent drop in the number of adult smokers in 2017.

The DHS collected the data through a survey and found the biggest reduction was in people between the ages 35 to 44, down to 19 percent as opposed to 24 percent in previous years, according to a DHS release. The survey also revealed that smoking rates are declining for groups that have traditionally had higher smoking rates, such as African-Americans and those on Medicaid.

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