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How Iceland Kicked Teen Drinking

Teen drinking -- as well as teen smoking, marijuana use, and abuse of other drugs -- has plummeted across Iceland in the past two decades as academics, policy makers, and parents joined forces to clamp down. And now cities around the world are looking to this tiny island nation for clues on how to tackle underage drinking.... "It does not concern teaching individual children about responsible choices, or even about making them responsible for their own behavior," says Álfgeir Kristjánsson, a former data analyst at ICSRA who is now an assistant professor of public health at West Virginia University.
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