Updated: 2 March 2015



Tobacco and alcohol consumption at age 15, 2009/2010

Source: Q: Currie et al. (2012). - Ergebnisse des HBSC-Surveys der WHO

Smoking and alcohol consumption among young people is a serious public health problem in many European countries. In Austria, 29% of all girls age 15 and 25% of all boys at that age smoke at least once per week. And 28% of the girls and 37% of the boys age 15 consume alcohol to such an extent that they are drunk at least once a week. This is at least three times higher than in the United States of America and orders of magnitude higher than in China.


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Currie, C. et al. eds. (2012): Social determinants of health and well-being among young people. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: international report from the 2009/2010 survey. Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2012 (Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No. 6)

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