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Spanish Daily Journal
     April 25, 2018      #11-114 sdj

Tobacco 21 takes off in Kankakee County

El tabaco 21 despega en el condado de Kankakee

Not everyone is doing it.

That the students of the Pledge for Life Partnership Youth Advisory Council want you to know. Not everyone is smoking, drinking or taking prescription drugs.

In fact, the 2016 Illinois Youth Survey showed only 23 percent of sophomores and 37 percent of seniors in Kankakee County said they had alcohol — the most abused substance — in the past 30 days. Despite that, 68 percent of students thought their peers were drinking at higher rates.

It’s that disconnect that the YAC wants to explore through peer and community education efforts, including the ...

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