In the darkness, a glint of hope: American teenagers are smoking and drinking less than they were 15 years ago, the number who carry weapons is falling and more are saying Yes to purity. That’s according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. “We’re delighted that we’re seeing some progress, but the realities are that the risk-behavior levels are [still] way too high,” said Howell Wechsler, director of CDC’s division of adolescent and school health. “We have a lot more work to do.”

Source: Bloomberg, June 8