A recent government study indicates American teenagers are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers.
The results come from a study of 13,000 U.S. high school students last spring. Highlights indicate fewer than 16 percent of the teens smoked in the previous month. But over 23 percent said they had used marijuana in the previous month. About 35 percent said they had consumed alcohol in the previous month, down from 39 percent in 2011. Among teen drivers, 41 percent said they had texted or emailed behind the wheel in the previous month.
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