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Substance abuse in the media

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  1. Introduction
  2. Alcohol and tobacco
  3. Advertisement of cigarette
  4. Box-office movies
  5. Community Advocacy by Pediatricians
  6. Legislative Advocacy by Pediatricians
  7. Conclusion

Differing from the traditional advertising, the depictions from the media regarding the legal drugs do not invite any criticism since they are regarded to be positive and not as an advert. The outcome portrays mixed messages to young people about these substances, significantly contributed by the media.

Alcohol and tobacco are drugs in America that pose a great danger to the children and teenagers even when the illegal drugs take a toll in the American society. The two legal drugs represent among the drugs that teenagers used as gateway drugs. For instance, a teenager at an adolescent stage who uses tobacco or alcohol has a higher percentage of about 65 percent to use marijuana than those who abstain from these legal drugs. It is evident that using these drugs at a younger age results into serious health problems. Several studies conducted found out that more Americans die from cigarette-related illness with more deaths attributed to excessive consumption of alcohol. Use of drugs at adolescent stages also results into risky behaviors such as involving in sexual activities.

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