Swedish Teens Stay Off Drugs

Fewer Swedish 16 year olds smoke cannabis compared to their contemporaries in the rest of Europe, according to a new study by the Swedish Federation of Alcohol and Drug Awareness.

They looked at alcohol and drug use among 105 thousand 16 year olds across Europe, and found that just 7 percent of the Swedish teens questioned had tried cannabis, compared to the average of 19 percent across the whole of the continent.

The study also found that the Swedes drank alcohol less often than other European teens, but that they drink more when they do actually pick up a glass.

Cannabis is illegal here, and you have to be at least 18 to buy alcohol in a pub, and 20 from a state-run off-licence.

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