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Shunning alcohol becomes 'mainstream' among young people as a third are now teetotal, new study finds

The Independent is reporting that a large proportion of young people are shunning alcohol completely, according to a new study. Researchers said that abstaining from alcohol was becoming "more mainstream" among people in England aged 16 to 24 after the study showed a rise in non-drinkers. The new research, published in the journal BMC Public Health, found that more than a quarter of youngsters classed themselves as "non drinkers".