02 - 08 - 2013 Trends point to higher MC youth using tobacco
LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County Communities That Care recently received the results of a youth survey it conducted in late 2011 and, according to Facilitator Nancy Records, some of the results are troubling while others are encouraging. Records, speaking at Thursday's business meeting of the Mifflin County Commissioners, said the survey polled approximately 1,000 students in eighth, 10th and 12th grades and focused on four particular domains: school, community, family and peers. Records said one of the survey results that was troubling was a trend toward higher than average use of substances such as tobacco and smokeless tobacco products in the county. On a positive note, Records said the survey indicated a decrease in underage binge drinking. Records said results of the youth survey are available on request by calling (717) 248-3994.