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Smoking and alcohol use is falling among young

the Share of Swedish pupils who drink alcohol is on the continued historically low levels. It sets the annual drogvaneundersökningen from the central Federation for alcohol and other drugs (CAN).

a Little more than four out of ten niondeklassare and seven out of ten pupils in the high school second year respond that they drank alcohol in the past year, and the total annual consumption is declining for both age groups.

also has patterns decreased significantly during the 2000s. The downward trend has, however, stalled somewhat, which is mainly due to the proportion of snus users has been largely unchanged in recent years. In addition, you will see a significant increase in the use of e-cigarettes since these were included in the survey in 2014.

When it comes to drugs, the percentage of students who ever used illicit drugs remained relatively stable in recent years. It is much more common that high school students used illicit drugs in the past year, but you see no increase. However, the survey shows that those who used illicit drugs have increased their annual consumption, and that the perception that cannabis is a major mental or physical risk has been reduced.

drug abuse in most of the categories. Fewer and fewer students are using, for example, nätdroger and anabolic steroids.

But a category that stands out is "drugs". Four percent of the niondeklassarna and five percent of the students in grade two state that they used sleeping pills or sedative drugs without doctor's prescription in the past year, which is an increase.

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