22.04.2009

European Commission to launch campaign on youth health

"Be healthy - be yourself" campaign encourages young people to become more
proactive in protecting their health.

Health is rarely a top priority for young people. And yet some health problems
- related to obesity, alcohol, tobacco and drugs - often start at an early age.

Lifestyle is established during childhood and youth. Adopting good habits at an
early stage can lead to a healthier lifestyle in general and prevent chronic
diseases later in life.

In recognition of this, the commission will launch a youth health initiative
which encourages young people to tackle the issues affecting them and take part
in activities to improve their health.


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