Friday, 29 July 2011

Ah yes, that epidemic of teenage drinking?


Or maybe not:

There have been falls in the numbers of teenagers drinking, smoking and taking drugs in England, a survey suggests. Between 2009 and 2010 the percentage of 11-15 year olds who had tried alcohol fell from 51% to 45%. And 27% of pupils said they had smoked at least once, while 18% had tried drugs. The NHS Information Centre figures also suggested "a shrinking number think that drinking and drunkenness is acceptable".

Shows - yet again - that the strategy of having aliberal and open approach to drugs and alcohol works. We don't need minimum prices, advertising bans or any of the other "denormalisation" tactics of the New Puritans.


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