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toking honor students

2017-03-09 18:40:19.590099+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

BMJ Open Epidemiology: Childhood academic ability in relation to cigarette, alcohol and cannabis use from adolescence into early adulthood: Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), James Williams, Gareth Hagger-Johnson:

Conclusions: In a sample of over 6000 young people in England, high childhood academic at age 11 is associated with a reduced risk of cigarette smoking but an increased risk of drinking alcohol regularly and cannabis use. These associations persist into early adulthood, providing evidence against the hypothesis that high academic ability is associated with temporary ‘experimentation’ with substance use.

Eurekalert Press Release: Brainy teens may be less likely to smoke, but more likely to drink and use cannabis: Patterns persist into adulthood, refuting notion that it's 'just a phase,' suggest researchers

ProCon: High Achieving Students More Likely to Smoke Marijuana and Drink Alcohol, Says New Study

[ related topics: Drugs Children and growing up Invention and Design ]

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#Comment Re: toking honor students made: 2017-03-10 16:52:51.528827+00 by: Jack William Bell

The buried lede? Even though they are drinking and getting high they are STILL higher achieving. Kinda goes against the common expectations there, doesn't it?

#Comment Re: toking honor students made: 2017-03-10 18:10:53.262632+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. This is kinda like the early sex and academic performance thing, eventually someone figured out that it seemed to be more related to the kinds of relationships that the kids were having than just early sex.

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