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Teenagers worldwide are now drinking more alcohol, more often, and at a younger age. It has now become part of the youth culture in developing countries.

Drinking is associated with all sorts of problems: violence, road accidents, depression, and even the risky sexual behaviour that can lead to the spread of diseases such as AIDS.

Chido, Michelle, Matipa, Tendai, Cuthbert and Silas are all 16 or 17 and from Zimbabwe. They talked to Nomsa Mwamuka about why drinking is a favourite pastime and how it fits in with their culture today.

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Panos London

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05/03/2001

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