Second graders sipping alcohol
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|Mon, 07-01-2013 - 9:10am|
According to Health Day News, an alarming amount of 8 year olds have tasted alcohol. "Many 8-year-olds in the United States have already tasted alcohol, according to a new study.
Researchers found that 37 percent of kids in one Pennsylvania county had sipped alcohol by second grade, and two-thirds had tasted it by age 12.
Childhood exposure to alcohol is concerning because other research has suggested that sipping or tasting at a young age leads to early drinking, said study leader John Donovan, an associate professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center." read more