Teenagers are smoking, drinking less, according to researchers


(KRON)—A new study reveals that young Americans are doing less smoking, drinking and drugs.

Researchers found alcohol use among teens is at its lowest level ever.

Over a third of 12th graders said they have been drunk at least once.

That’s down from a high of more than 53 percent in 2001.

Also, only 1.8 percent of high school seniors said they smoked half a pack of cigarettes or more a day. In 1991, nearly 11 percent said they smoked that much.

Officials say the decrease could be linked to video games and social media helping kids to keep busy at home and away from peer pressure.

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