The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) has reported that alcohol and tobacco use among adolescents in the Czech Republic has reduced in the past 5 years. Data from the survey indicate that the proportion of 15- to 16-year-olds who smoke dropped from 16.5% in 2015 to 10% in 2019. The proportion of adolescents buying alcohol dropped from 84% to 42%, while those using illicit drugs fell to levels last recorded in the mid-1990s. The decrease is being attributed to online activities diverting adolescents away from alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use.



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