Teens’ smoking, drinking, and drug taking at decade low in England

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 28 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4828
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. 1London

New figures show that the prevalence of smoking, drinking, and drug use among young people has halved in the past decade. The results of a survey of school pupils published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that from 2003 to 2013 the prevalence of regular smoking fell from 9% to 3% among 11 to 15 year olds. Regular alcohol drinking fell from 25% to 9%.1 …

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