The National Health Service has been closely following the smoking, drinking and drug use trends amongst young people in England.
The series of surveys began in 1982. The most recent 2018 survey questioned 13,664 year 7 to 11 pupils, mostly aged 11 to 15, from 193 schools across England, between September 2018 and February 2019.
Data has been collected and analysed on:
- Smoking prevalence and cigarette consumption
- Young people who smoke
- Young people and smoking: the context
- Electronic cigarette use (vaping)
- Alcohol drinking prevalence and consumption
- Young people who drink alcohol
- Young people and alcohol: the context
- Drug use prevalence and consumption
- Young people who have taken drugs
- Young people and drugs: the context
- Multiple behaviours
- School lessons and guidance
- Wellbeing of young people