Fewer teenagers drinking alcohol

There have been falls in the numbers of teenagers drinking, smoking and taking drugs in England, a survey suggests.

Between 2009 and 2010 the percentage of 11-15 year olds who had tried alcohol fell from 51% to 45%.

And 27% of pupils said they had smoked at least once, while 18% had tried drugs.

The NHS Information Centre's annual report also suggested "a shrinking number think that drinking and drunkenness is acceptable".

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