N.J. Teenage Smoking Trends REBEL Against National Average

Healthcare organizations nationwide are struggling to reduce smoking, especially among kids and teens. But few can claim the success that the New Jersey Department of Health
& Senior Services achieved with a program dubbed REBEL. According to the 2002 New Jersey Youth Tobacco Survey, which included 16,000 teens, New Jersey saw a 42 percent
reduction in smoking among middle school students and an 11 percent reduction among high school students who previously used tobacco daily. National studies saw only a 12 percent
drop among middle schoolers and a 9 percent drop among teens.