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Investing in young people's health will result in healthier young people, healthier adults and healthier children.

A focus on young people's health will lead to healthier young people by building on the major health improvements that we have seen in early childhood.

A greater emphasis on young people will also address many of the factors (e.g. smoking, physical activity, education and employment, diet, self-care, drug and alcohol use, mental health) that affect the health of older adults, thus reducing pressure on health services in later life.

Thirdly, today's young people are tomorrow's parents. Investment in young people's health and wellbeing will therefore have significant benefits for the health and wellbeing of their children.