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Survey: Alaska teens drinking, smoking less


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A new state survey shows fewer Alaska teens are engaging in cigarette, alcohol and drug use.

The Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows students across the state have reported declines in smoking, substance use, riding with an impaired driver, sexual activity and fighting. The results are compared to data from 2009, according to KTVA-TV.

The survey was compiled by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of Education and Early Development.

It shows around 11 percent of high school students reported smoking cigarettes in the last 30...

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