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Media Reaction to Drug Use, Smoking and Drinking among young people in England 2007

BBC NEWS – Teen drink and drug use falling

Rates of drug taking, smoking and drinking are falling among young teenagers, a national survey shows.

Nursing in Practice – Smoking among school children at 25-year low

Smoking among school children has fallen to its lowest level for 25 years, according to an NHS Information Centre survey published today.

Evening Standard – Child drug abuse: A quarter of under 16s have taken illegal substances

The worrying reality of child substance abuse was revealed today when figures showed a quarter of children have taken drugs and more than half have consumed alcohol.

The Independent- Fewer children drink, smoke or take drugs

Teenagers are sobering up – but the improvement is marginal, according to the latest survey of drinking, smoking and drug-taking by young people.

The Times – More young people are saying no to drugs, says NHS survey

Drug taking, smoking and drinking are falling among young people, a national survey shows.

Children and Young People Now – Drop in number of young drinkers and drug users

Drinking, smoking and drug use among young people have declined, new figures show.

The Mail – Child drug abuse: A quarter of under 16s have taken illegal substances

One in four secondary school pupils have taken illegal drugs at least once, according to alarming figures released yesterday.

The Telegraph – NHS: Thousands of schoolchildren drink six pints a week

One in five 11 to 15-year-olds in England – 640,000 school pupils – had drunk alcohol in the past week, figures published by the NHS Information Centre show.

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