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Drugnet Europe – Issue 66

The EMCDDA have a new issue of their newsletter available for download.

In amongst a range of articles they’ve summaraised the findings of the last ESPAD survey of school pupils (you can see the summary we did of it here).

The summary points out:

an average 61 % of school students surveyed in 2007 had consumed alcohol in the past month. And 43 % reported ‘heavy episodic drinking’ (five drinks or more per occasion) in the past 30 days.

They say that:

29 % of those surveyed had smoked cigarettes in the past month. The overall trend in last-month cigarette smoking in the participating countries is one of a decrease or stabilisation.

And they remind us that:

Lifetime cannabis use was reported by 19 % of the students and last month use by an average 7 %.

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