Decline in Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People

picture by Albert RoosenboomA Health and Social Care Information Centre survey of 7,590 young people aged 11 to 15 reports a significant reduction over the decade 2002-2012 in those who had drunk alcohol, smoked cigarettes or used drugs:

YEAR:                  2002                     2012

alcohol                 61%                      43%

cigarettes            42%                      23%

drugs                    27%                      17%

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10202902/Smoking-drinking-and-drug-use-fall-dramatically-among-children.html

picture by: Albert Roosenboom

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2 thoughts on “Decline in Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People

    • I can quite understand why!! .. 40 years ago when I was at secondary school (what a long time that sounds!!!!!) the 6th form common room used to be so thick with (probably!) cigarette smoke that you couldn’t see more than a few inches into it! .. I really hate the smell of it I’m afraid .. it’s really quite incredible that it used to be advised by the medical industry to combat stress!!!

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