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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Many teens who use smokeless tobacco also smoke cigarettes, according to a national survey of almost 19,000 middle school and high school students.

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A device used for medical marijuana, called the “G-Pen,” is becoming popular with teens, MyFoxNY reports.

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