Britain leads EU dope league

13th October 2000 at 01:00
CANNABIS use among schoolchildren in Britain is higher than almost anywhere else in Europe, a drugs report reveals today.

A survey by the EU drugs agency says the proportion of the school population who have tried cannabis ranges from7 per cent in Portugal and Sweden to 40 per cent in Holland, Ireland and the UK.

On average, in the EU only 2 per cent of schoolchildren have tried cocaine, although the figure rises to 4 per cent for 15- and 16-year-olds.

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