Advertising linked to illegal drugs;In brief

5th June 1998 at 01:00
ILLEGAL drug-taking by young people may be encouraged by alcohol and tobacco advertising. A new government report said those who take drugs also drink and smoke and that attitudes needed to change: "For many young people alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs inhabit one and the same world." A new Health Education Authority survey reveals that schoolchildren are almost three times more likely to smoke if their parents do, and four times if brothers or sisters already have the habit.

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