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Tobacco Settlement Helps UF Evaluate Florida’s Youth Smoking Habits

Published: Nov 24th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — New research from the University of Florida shows less than one-third of those who know about the state’s new Truth youth anti-smoking campaign think it will cause youth smoking to decline. The university hopes its research results will help the state combat youth smoking more effectively.

UF Study: Polarizing Parents And Schools Make Truancy Worse

Published: Nov 17th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A child skips one school day after another. The teacher and principal blame the parents for not disciplining the youngster, while mom and dad fault the school for not giving the child the benefit of the doubt.

UF Study: Delinquency Risk No Greater In Families With Stepparents

Published: Nov 4th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Crime rates for adolescents from two-parent families are lower than for teens from single-parent families, even when one parent is a stepparent, a new University of Florida study finds.