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Many kids start using tobacco by age 11 and are addicted by age 14. Start talking about the dangers early:

Make sure you cover these 5 things when you talk to your child about tobacco, alcohol, and drugs:

On average, youth have about 5 drinks on a single occasion. Recognize the signs of underage drinking:

Do you think — or know — that your child is using drugs or alcohol? What you can do: [non-gov URL]

It’s Nat’l Latino AIDS Awareness Day. With 1 in 50 U.S. Latinos diagnosed in their lifetime, know the facts:

In 2008, only 1 in 3 16–17-yr-olds thought smoking marijuana once a month was a risky behavior…Share the facts:

The main reason kids give for not using drugs? Not wanting to upset parents! RT if you talk to your kids:

We host weekly chats on prevention and wellness topics. This week, we’ll talk about teen drug prevention.

Young people age 12–20 drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the U.S. Conversation tips: [Español]

Some STD tests are covered under the health care reform law. Learn more about how this can help you: [Español]

Healthy eating time saver: Wash and cut veggies ahead of time. 2 more ways to save time: [Español]

About 4 in 10 Latina teens get pregnant before age 20 – nearly 2x the national average. Birth control info:

Cancer is the leading cause of death for U.S. Hispanics. Learn about cancer screening and prevention [Español]

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