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Teens take up drink and drugs

By on September 21, 2019

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The number of teenagers who have taken up smoking, drinking alcohol and experimenting with drugs has increased in the past five years, according to a new study by the Athens-based University Research Institute for Mental Health. The study showed a substantial rise since 2006 of youth taking up the bad habits. Two in five Greeks under the age of 15 claim to have smoked at least once, with one in three admitting to drinking alcohol and 7.2 per cent of those surveyed saying they had tried cannabis, which was significantly higher than 2006’s survey results which showed only 3.7 per cent had tried it. Of the youth surveyed, 42 per cent had smoked at least once in their lives, with one in 10 admitting to smoking around six cigarettes a day. One in three admitted to drinking alcohol at least once a week. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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