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Poll of Teens Finds 77 Percent Say They Don’t Drink Alcohol

A poll of high school teens finds 77 percent say they don’t drink alcohol. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which released the survey, 69 percent of teens say they don’t drink, and an additional 8 percent say they used to drink, but don’t anymore. …

Small Cigars with Sweet Flavors Appeal to Teens: CDC Study

Almost one in 12 high school seniors smoke small, sweet-flavored cigars, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings are based on a survey of nearly 19,000 students in grades 6 through 12. …

Teens Who Start Puberty Early More Likely to Experiment with Substance Use

A new survey of teens finds those who start puberty early are more likely to try cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, compared with those who begin on time or late. …

Kentucky Announces Drop in Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens

A newly released survey indicates far fewer Kentucky teens abused prescription drugs last year, compared with four years ago. …

Underage Drinkers, Smokers Often Get Cigarettes and Alcohol from Family and Friends

A survey of underage smokers and drinkers in Canada finds many of them obtain their cigarettes and alcohol from family and friends. …

Kentucky Offers Two College Scholarships to Teens Impacted by Prescription Drug Abuse

Kentucky is offering two $1,500 college scholarships to high school seniors who have been impacted by prescription drug abuse. Teens can qualify if they are recovering themselves, or if they are affected by a family member’s prescription drug abuse, according to the Associated Press. …

More Teens Drive After Using Marijuana Than After Having Five or More Drinks

A new study finds a higher percentage of high school seniors say they have driven after using marijuana than after having five or more alcoholic drinks. …

Use of E-Cigarettes Among Middle and High School Students Doubles

Use of e-cigarettes among middle and high schools students doubled from 2011 to 2012, according to a new government survey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 10 percent of high school students had tried an e-cigarette last year, compared with 5 percent the previous year. …

Study: Hispanic Teens More Likely Than Those in Other Ethnic Groups to Use Drugs

A new study finds Hispanic teenagers are more likely than African-American or Caucasian teens to use drugs. The study by The Partnership at Drugfree.org found 54 percent of Hispanic adolescents said they had used an illegal drug, compared with 45 percent of African-American teens and 43 percent of Caucasian teens. …

Teens With Half-Siblings More Likely to Use Drugs and Have Sex by Age 15

Having half-siblings increases the chance that a teenager will use drugs and have sex by age 15, according to a study presented at the American Sociological Association annual meeting. …