Teen Smoking in England at record low

Teen Smoking in England at record low

August 23, 2019

Teenagers in England are less likely to smoke cigarettes than previous generations, with the number falling to its lowest rate on record, reports The Independent, citing a new survey.

National Health Service Digital questioned more than 13,000 pupils aged 11 to 15 across nearly 200 schools in England about their smoking, drinking and drug habits for a biennial poll. The figures showed that just 16 percent of participants said they had smoked a cigarette in their lifetime, down from 19 percent in 2016 and 49 percent in 1996.

However, 25 percent of students admitted to having used an e-cigarette at least once, the same as in 2016. Researchers stated that students who had smoked cigarettes were more likely to also have vaped than those who had not smoked.

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