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Study: Michigan teens smoking and drinking alcohol less

Teenage alcohol and cigarette use is down across the country, and Michigan is no exception.

That's according to the state's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which collects information on Michigan high school students.

Though many risky behaviors are on the decline, obesity remains the state's biggest health concern, when it comes to students.

Kyle Guerrant helped with the study.   He says the success of the anti-tobacco campaign could help reduce other health concerns.

"Smoking isn't a cool thing anymore, and on the obesity side of things, you see researchers trying to use the tobacco model as a model to apply towards getting our country at a healthier weight,” says Guerrant.

Guerrant says students consume half of their calories at school.

He says healthier options in cafeterias is a good first step in reducing student obesity.

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