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One expert said that public health efforts to limit adolescent smoking, substance

abuse, early sexual behavior, and automobile accidents should focus less on

educating the adolescent to be wiser, more informed, and less impulsive and

more on limiting opportunities to engage in risky behavior (Steinberg, 2007).

Examples of opportunity-limiting policies include raising the price of cigarettes,

more vigilantly enforcing laws against the sale of alcohol to minors, expanding

adolescents’ access to contraceptive services, and raising the driving age. Do you

agree or disagree with this proposal? Why?