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School pupil survey: smoking, drinking and drug use at decade low

School pupil survey: smoking, drinking and drug use at decade low

New figures for 2013 show the prevalence of smoking, drinking or drug use among school pupils is considerably lower than ten years ago.

This report contains results from an annual survey of secondary school pupils in England in years 7 to 11 (mostly aged 11 to 15). 5,187 pupils in 174 schools completed questionnaires in the autumn term of 2013.

The survey report presents information on the percentage of pupils who have ever smoked, tried alcohol or taken drugs. It presents information on the prevalence, frequency and type of drug use by pupils. The report includes information about how much alcohol school pupils consume and how many cigarettes they smoke. The report also describes the attitudes of pupils towards smoking, drinking and taking drugs.

Read the report here.

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