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4 Your Health: Alcohol ads leading teens to drink

NBC News- An increasing number of senior citizens are smoking pot, according to a new study from New York University.

It showed marijuana use in older adults increased by 75-percent between 2015 and 2018.

Researchers say the rise is likely due to the legalization of the drug in many states.

They are calling for more studies to understand the benefits and risks of marijuana use among older adults.

Alcohol ads leading teens to drink

Alcohol ads are leading teens to drink, according to a new report from the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Researchers say there is persuasive evidence exposure to alcohol marketing is one cause of drinking onset during adolescence and also one cause of binge drinking.

To combat the problem, authors suggest more government regulation and more reports on alcohol and health from the CDC, like the ones that have been published on tobacco.

Priscilla Casper

Priscilla Casper is an anchor and multi-skilled journalist for News 4 Tucson. She anchors weekdays at noon and 4 p.m.

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