Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just Say No

Of course, we as teens mocked Nancy Reagan when she started her "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign when we were surly high school students in the 80s. But drugs weren't our problem (the public safety announcement that showed a raw egg being dropped in a frying pan with the words "This is your brain...." And then the sizzling frying egg with the words "This is your brain on drugs..." had a pretty indelible impact and pushed us into "but it's ok to drink alcohol" mindset. But was it? And were those weekend runs to Third Edition and Mr. Smith's in Georgetown with our fake i.d.'s as innocuous as we thought? There is more and more research suggesting that what is occurring in the adolescent years for girls as their breasts form could be the culprit in this epidemic rise in breast cancer. Take a look at this study about alcohol, teens and breast cancer later in life.