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Drinking at an Early Age Linked With Later Problem Drinking

Starting to drink at an early age can increase the risk of alcohol abuse in teens, according to a new study. The shorter the time between a teen’s first drink and the first time they get drunk, the greater their risk of later alcohol abuse. The post Drinking at an Early Age Linked With Later Problem Drinking appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Cigarette Taxes, Smoke-Free Policies Have Led to Drop in Smoking and Drinking: Study

A new study finds cigarette tax increases and smoke-free policies have reduced both smoking and alcohol use. The researchers found consumption of beer and hard liquor declined in states where strict anti-tobacco legislation has been passed in the past 30 years. The post Cigarette Taxes, Smoke-Free Policies Have Led to Drop in Smoking and Drinking: Study appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

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