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10 November 2010

Excessive texting leads to risky behaviours

Excessive texting and social networking may increase teens' risk for dangerous health behaviours, including smoking, drinking and sexual activity, a new study suggests.

Excessive texting and social networking may increase teens' risk for dangerous health behaviors, including smoking, drinking and sexual activity, a new study suggests.

Hyper-texters were: 40% more likely to have tried smoking; two times more likely to have tried alcohol; 43% more likely to binge-drink; 41% more likely to have used illicit drugs; 55% more likely to have been in a physical fight; nearly 3.5 times more likely to have had sex; and 90% more likely to have had four or more sexual partners.

 
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