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Tobacco Companies’ Ads May Influence Youth to Start Smoking: Surgeon General

A new report by the U.S. Surgeon General says tobacco companies’ ads and promotional campaigns may influence teens and young adults to start smoking. …

Alcohol in Movies May Influence Teens’ Drinking Habits, Study Suggests

The amount of drinking children and teens see in movies may influence their own drinking habits, suggests a new study conducted in six European nations. …

Teens Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

According to a recent study, nearly one in five (19 percent) of teens say they have gotten behind the wheel after smoking marijuana. …

Young Britons Lack Knowledge to Follow Government Rules on Drinking Alcohol, New Study Finds

British youth do not possess the adequate knowledge to adhere to government guidelines for responsible alcohol consumption, a new study reveals. …

Study: Alcohol in Movies May Lead to Underage Drinking

Watching movies with scenes that feature alcohol consumption doubles the likelihood that teens will start drinking alcohol, according to a new study. …

Voluntary Afterschool Program May Help Reduce Alcohol Use Among Young Teens

A voluntary afterschool program that teaches middle school students about substance abuse prevention may help reduce alcohol use, according to a new study. …

Ads for Snacks, Beer Score Big Among Teens in 2012 Big Bowl Vote

Middle and high school students said Super Bowl ads for M&Ms, Doritos and Bud Light were their favorites, in an informal national survey to help measure the impact of alcohol advertising that runs during the Super Bowl. …

Middle School Students Who Take Part in More Sports Smoke Less

Middle school students who take part in a greater number of sports are less likely to smoke than those who participate in fewer, a new study suggests. The researchers also found middle schoolers’ decision about whether to smoke is influenced by whether their teammates do so. …

Family History of Alcoholism May Affect Teens’ Decision-Making

A family history of alcoholism may affect teenagers’ decision-making, researchers at Oregon Health and Sciences University have found. They discovered these adolescents have a weaker brain response during risky decision-making compared with teens without such a family history. …

Alcohol Ads Appeal to Teens Online, Expert Says

Teens are likely being exposed to a lot of alcohol advertising online, says the Director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. David Jernigan says alcohol companies’ voluntary limits on print, television and radio ads are often ignored on social media websites. …