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Neighborhood alcohol ads may boost kids' drinking

Neighborhood ads extolling alcohol may make adolescents more likely to want to try drinking, according to a new study.

In their research, a team from the School of Public Health and the University of Florida analyzed 931 alcohol ads—including billboards, bus stop signs, and logo displays—that were within a 1,500-foot radius of 63 Chicago elementary schools. They also surveyed sixth-graders about their attitudes toward alcohol and followed up with them again two years later.

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