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Survey: Most parents see risk in underage use of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs


WILLMAR — Nearly nine out of 10 parents who participated in a survey by the Kandiyohi County Drug-Free Communities Coalition believe it’s risky for underage youths to consume alcohol, use tobacco, use marijuana or misuse prescription drugs.

The survey also showed strong support for public policy measures such as tobacco-free parks, beaches and multi-unit housing.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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