Too Smart To Start. In the News News Items. en-us 60 [MO] Tobacco Sales To Youth Up, Alcohol Down Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT Alcohol compliance rates in Platte County increased 5% in the past three years to 98.5%. [CT] Chief Targets Underage Drinking Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT Starting in January, the chief of the New Canaan Police will start a new initiative in which underage drinkers are sent to diversionary education program instead of being cited. [WA] Talking Helps Prevent Youth Alcohol Use And Abuse Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT In Pierce County, a new initiative is being used to empower parents to hold conversations about underage drinking. [MA] Report: Alcohol On The Decline, Stress Remains High Among Newton High-Schoolers Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT A recent survey revealed Newton high school students reported using alcohol 12% less than 10 years ago. [AL] Teen Drinking A "Crisis" Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT The Drug Education Council held a press conference that told parents it was time for them to be parents again, a reference to the high rates of minors getting alcohol from home.