Social Media and Teen Smoking and Drinking

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A report finds teenagers who see their friends smoking and drinking in photos on Facebook and other social networking sites are more likely to smoke and drink themselves.

Researchers from the University of California surveyed 1,500 tenth graders in Los Angeles and found more than a third of the students had at least one friend who talked about partying online.

Findings show that 20 percent reported that their friends posted pictures from parties and drinking photos on the web.