Teen Smoking in The UK Hits Record Low

The report, Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England, was conducted by the National Health Service (NHS) and the Office for National Statistics, and looks at the rates of smoking, drinking and dug use among school pupils between the ages of 11-15 years old. it concluded that the United Kingdom could become totally smoke free by the year 2040.

The figures from the NHS report come from a survey of secondary school students in England, Which has been carried out annually since 1982. More than 12,000 pupils in 177 schools completed the questionnaire in the autumn term of 2016. Around 50% of the students that had smoked, admitted that they only done it to try it. The other 50% was split between occasional and regular smokers. it also showed that girls (20%) where more likely to have tried smoking than boys (18%).