This week, the results of the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey were
released by the heads of Vermont’s Health and Education Departments, and
there is both good news and bad news on the health and welfare of Vermont teens.
Health advocates say the New England states have failed to deliver on a pledge to use money from the
tobacco settlement for prevention programs, with most states funding programs
at only 20 percent of recommended levels.
As part of VPR’s series, Vermont Quits, we look at how tobacco settlement funds have been used in the state to help people kick the habit. Also, we get an update on public meetings surrounding a defunct asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell. And, we bring you the sounds of a unique portable organ.