Use of tobacco, drugs, and alcohol among English children is falling

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 26 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4021
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1London

    Smoking, drinking, and drug use among schoolchildren is on the decline, says a new report from the NHS Information Centre.

    The annual survey of 7700 school pupils aged 11 to 15 in England found an overall downward trend in the age group, even though use among the 15 year olds has risen.

    The percentage of 11 to 15 year olds who had ever taken drugs stood at 22% in 2009, down …

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