According to a survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, teenagers who use social networking websites are more likely to smoke, drink and do drugs.
I think the National Center is surveying the wrong people on purpose... free advertising for their company. I use social networks daily and don't have one care to do any of that.
Yea me neither. The only effect it has had on me is that I want to party more, but that's it. no smoking, drugs, etc.
Well, I use facebook, google+ and twitter and I think smoking is disgusting, drinking is unhealthy and bad(and gives you a big ass gut that's hard to get rid of), and drugs are just plain stupid (Although I have smoked weed twice a long time ago which is kinda contradicting but still...)
How does you having smoked weed contradict your statement? (that drugs are stupid.) At least when you tell people that drugs are stupid you can verify it because you've tried it yourself :)
good luck with that
Whats your point?
I agree, people who use social networking are dirty bastards
Smoking Cancer sticks should be Classified Under Drugs cause they hurt you, and will kill you , and Alcohol Should be under drugs also cause it gets you acting retarded and your a danger to society, some people get more violent drunk then smoking weed and cigarettes have nicotine that makes it habit forming when you can leave the chronic at any time you choose
Smoking should really be illegal imo. 1. They cause lung cancer which is one of the hardest cancers to treat. Plus it's extremely painful. 2. They hurt other people. Second-hand smoke causes cancer to innocent people who choose not to smoke. And it smells like ass...
LOL I like SNS (social networking sites) but I'm not drug addict and I don't smoke.. This survey is full of crap where did they got this? This is really pointless survey.. LOL
It is. A rubbish comparison if you ask me.
So, what they are saying is: if you know people and you want to stay connected with them, but knowing many people increases your chance that you will be introduced to drugs or other substances. BUT if you are Amish or a hermit, chances become less. Conclusion is that people are the problem, not social networking. If you want to lessen your chances of becoming an addict, delete your social networking service, cut off your friends and family. Go live on top of a mountain, hear no evil, see no evil, do no evil.
^ Well said. Every experts loves blaming the medium when the blame is solely on the choice of the person.
...And people that go swimming are more likely to drown then ones that don't None of this is even worth an article. Nice try.
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