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Fewer Children Than Ever Before Smoking And Getting Drunk

A new NUI Galway study highlighting trends in children's health behaviours over 20 years has reveale...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:17 PM - 8 Mar 2021



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Fewer Children Than Ever Before Smoking And Getting Drunk

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:17 PM - 8 Mar 2021

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A new NUI Galway study highlighting trends in children's health behaviours over 20 years has revealed a decrease in the number of children smoking and drinking.

According to the report, 5.3% of young people said they were smoking in 2018 compared to 22.6% in 1998, while 19% reported having ever been drunk in 2018 compared to 33% in 1998.

There was also a decrease in the numbers reporting cannabis use, with 8.5% in 2018 compared to 12.3% in 1998.

Dr Colette Kelly, Co-Principal Investigator at NUI Galway's Health Promotion Research Centre, and psychotherapist Stella O'Malley joined us to discuss these findings.

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