The Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People survey series began in 1982, under the name Smoking among Secondary Schoolchildren. The series initially aimed to provide national estimates of the proportion of secondary schoolchildren aged 11-15 years who smoked, and to describe their smoking behaviour. Similar surveys were carried out every two years until 1998 to monitor trends in the prevalence of cigarette smoking. The survey then moved to an annual cycle, and questions on alcohol consumption and drug use were included. From 2005, the Information Centre for Health and Social Care took over from the Department of Health as sponsors of the survey series.
GN 33263 | Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People, 1988-
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