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?