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Average teenage heroin smoker starts at 14, new survey shows

Adolescent drug use on the rise, says CNR

17 March, 17:13
Average teenage heroin smoker starts at 14, new survey shows (ANSA) - Rome, March 17 - The average teenage heroin smoker starts at 14, new data showed Monday. The 2013 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) survey conducted by Italy's National Research Council (CNR) also showed one in five Italian students uses cannabis on an almost daily basis, while 0.8% reported habitual cocaine use and almost 0.7% said they use heroin.

The full ESPAD survey will be made public shortly, CNR sources said.

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