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Perceived harm of different recreational drugs in Great Britain 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey of British adults in 2018 concerning different drugs and how harmful each of them are. According to the results of the survey Heroin is seen as the most harmful drug, with 91 percent of respondents agreeing it is very harmful. Cocaine, tobacco and alcohol are all seen as being more harmful than Cannabis. Overall, caffeine is seen as the least harmful drug here, with 11 percent advising that they don't see it as harmful at all.

From what you know, how harmful do you think the following drugs are to people who regularly take them?

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Release date

May 2018


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

May 23-24, 2018

Number of respondents

1,654 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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