Less Sex, Smoking and Alcohol for Today’s Teens

Less Sex, Smoking and Alcohol for Today’s Teens

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Teenagers today are drinking less, smoking less and having less sex than their peers did 15 years ago, according to a national study released Thursday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

High school students who had smoked one cigarette in their lifetime dropped to 54 percent, compared with 70 percent in 1991. The number of teens who had at least one alcoholic drink dropped from 81 percent in 1991 to 74 percent last year.

And during the same period, students reporting at least one sexual experience declined from 54 percent to 47 percent. (LA Times)

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