Attitudes to smoking, drinking alcohol or drug use in England 2018, by age

This statistic displays the proportion of school children who have ever tried smoking, drinking alcohol or taking drugs in England in 2018, by age. In this year, four percent of eleven year olds had smoked cigarettes compared to 46 percent of fifteen year olds who had smoked cigarettes.

Share of attitudes to smoking, drinking alcohol or drug use in England in 2018, by age

Ok to try smoking a cigarette to see what it's likeOk to try drinking alcohol to see what it's likeOk to try getting drunk to see what it's likeOk to try taking cannabis to see what it's likeOk to try sniffing glue to see what it's likeOk to try taking cocaine to see what it's like
11 years4%21%2%1%4%1%
12 years9%35%5%2%7%1%
13 years18%51%15%7%9%2%
14 years32%64%28%17%13%4%
15 years46%77%46%30%13%6%
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Number of respondents

13,199*

Age group

11-15 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

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