Exposure to alcohol ads on TV linked with underage drinking

January 20, 2015 9:04 AM

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Exposure to alcohol ads on TV linked with underage drinking

The study background explains that alcohol is the drug most commonly used by young people. In 2013, 66.2% of American high school students reported trying alcohol, with 34.9% using alcohol in the past month and 20.8% reporting recent binge drinking.

Alcohol contributes to the three leading causes of death among underage drinkers, which are intentional injury, homicide and suicide.

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