Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs & Teens


The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse did a study on alcohol and drug abuse among teens 15-19 yrs of age. They used data from a 2004 addition survey.

Almost 27% of teens reported smoking cigarettes in the year before the survey was done. Among that group 98% reported drinking alcohol in the past year compared to 75% in the non-smoking group.

Among the youths that smoked 91% reported using cannabis, compared to 29% among the non-smokers in the same age group.

The findings show that tobacco use among youth is a powerful marker of other substance abuse, stated the director of the research and policy of the centre.

“There is a strong message here for parents and educators to recognize the correlation between tobacco and other substance use, and to start a dialogue with young smokers about their use of alcohol and other drugs.”


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  1. Umesh said


    I want know the complete physiological hazards of using of non smoking tobacco please send me some of the information

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