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FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2013, photo, a cigarette burns in an ashtray at a home in Hayneville, Ala. A government study released on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, shows that even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke remains a big problem. Nearly half of nonsmoking kids in middle school and high school were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013, and rates were even higher among smokers. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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Arizona leads the nation in ‘irresponsible teens’

The Grand Canyon State leads the nation in a category that it might not be so proud of: irresponsible teens.

According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Arizona is No. 1 when it comes to irresponsible teens. The survey broke down statistical categories into teens who have drove when they’ve drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days, drank alcohol in the past 30 days, smoked marijuana, ever tried cocaine, did not use a condom during sexual intercourse and either drank alcohol or used drugs during sexual intercourse.

Arizona leads the United States in teens to have tried cocaine (9.18 percent) and teens who have drank alcohol in the past 30 days (34.78 percent).

States excluded from this list include Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, Minnesota, Utah, Texas, Wisconsin, Virginia, Oregon, Iowa, Tennessee, Washington, New Jersey and Louisiana.

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