Science Spotlight

June 20, 2013

Teen girl leaning against a metal fence that has a sign stating No Smoking

Two studies have reported success in reducing teen drug use.

One study examined the effectiveness of specific policies that limit teen access to tobacco products (for example, ID requirements, vending machine restrictions, repackaging restrictions) on smoking in adulthood. For a copy of the study abstract (published online June 13), go to: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.301123?af=R.

The other study explored the effectiveness of a community-based intervention program (PROSPER) in reducing substance abuse in teens up to 6½ years later. For a copy of the study abstract (published online Dec 28), go to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23276777.

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