New Study Shows Teen Drinking, Smoking On The Decline

HealthDay (7/23, Preidt) reports that a new study published July 20 in the Journal of Adolescent Health suggests that “although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased.” Researchers at Penn State “reviewed information from nearly 600,000 high school seniors surveyed about their substance use between 1976 and 2013,” and found “an increase in marijuana use, particularly among black teens.” They “also found a significant decline in cigarette use, particularly among white teens.”

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— “Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, July 22, 2015.

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