Only one in 100 parents think their teenagers use "study drugs" (stimulant medications typically prescribed for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), while one in eight 12th graders report use of these drugs.
In 2008-2010, the prevalence of key health behaviors among U.S. adults varied, with about one in five adults current smokers and 62.1% overweight or obese.
Marijuana use is associated with lower levels of fasting insulin and insulin resistance and with smaller waist circumference.
School-based smoking prevention programs do deter young people from smoking.
The prevalence of smokeless tobacco use among young people remained unchanged from 2000-2011, with decreases noted in use among younger children and middle school students.
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