June 12, 2014

THE CULTURE WARS ARE A ROUT:

Teens are drinking, smoking and fighting less, the government says, but screen time is up (Mike Stobbe, June 12, 2014, Washington Post)

Generally speaking, the news is good. Most forms of drug use, weapons use and risky sex have been decreasing since the government started doing the biennial survey in 1991. Teens are wearing bicycle helmets and seat belts more, too.

"Overall, young people have more healthy behaviors than they did 20 years ago," said Stephanie Zaza, who oversees the risky-behavior study at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted by at June 12, 2014 8:35 PM
  
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