420 with CNW — Research Finds That EU Youth Have Abandoned Tobacco, Alcohol in Favor of Weed

November 20, 2020 04:25:36

Teens in Europe are drinking less alcohol, smoking less tobacco and increasingly turning to cannabis, a new continent-wide study has found. Teens aged 15 and 16 year olds are drinking and smoking less than they were in the nineties and early 2000s, but the increasing rates of cannabis consumption have raised fears that youth may be engaging in different but equally damaging addictive behaviors. The study was carried out by the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (“ESPAD”).

In what was its seventh such study since 1995, ESPAD interviewed 99,647 15- and 16-year-olds from 35 countries on their attitudes towards drug use; the interviews were conducted via questionnaires. Comprised of a network of autonomous research teams across 40 European countries, EPSAD is the largest international research project on substance abuse among adolescents in the world. The study was coordinated…


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