CDC Teen Study Finds Decrease In Certain Risky Behaviors

The Boston Globe (6/23, Teitell) reports the CDC’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance study found that smoking, drinking, drug use, and sexual activity have decreased among teens. However, the study noted teens are engaging in risky behaviors including “the use of electronic vapor products,” a decline in condom use, and the use of “potentially addictive prescription drugs.” The spokesman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies, Bill Albert says, overall, “today’s teens are ‘more cautious,’ than those of previous generations.”

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— “Teens and risky behavior: Is it getting better or worse?,” Beth Teitell, Boston Globe, June 23, 2016.

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