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Table 73. Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among Students1 in Select European Countries and the United States, 1995 and 1999

Country

Cigarette use in past 30 days

Alcohol use in past 30 days

Lifetime any illicit drug use

Lifetime marijuana use

Marijuana use in past 30 days

Lifetime inhalant use

1995

1999

1995

1999

1995

1999

1995

1999

1995

1999

1995

1999

Bulgaria

50

5

14

12

3

Croatia

32

38

6

6

8

17

9

16

3

6

13

13

Cyprus

23

16

12

8

6

3

5

2

2

1

Czech Republic

36

44

9

14

23

35

22

35

7

16

8

7

Denmark

28

38

15

18

18

25

17

24

6

8

6

7

Estonia

28

32

2

4

8

16

7

13

8

7

Faroe Islands

42

41

4

4

12

8

11

7

2

1

8

5

Finland

37

43

1

1

5

10

5

10

1

2

4

5

France

44

8

35

35

22

11

FYROM2

37

3

10

8

3

4

Greece

35

13

10

9

4

14

Greenland

67

3

21

23

10

19

Hungary

34

36

4

5

5

12

4

11

1

4

6

4

Iceland

32

28

1

1

10

16

10

15

4

4

8

11

Ireland

41

37

12

16

37

32

37

32

19

15


22

Italy

36

40

13

7

21

26

19

25

13

14

8

6

Latvia

40

2

22

17

6

Lithuania

25

40

2

8

3

15

1

12

0

4

16

10

Malta

31

32

16

20

2

8

8

7

2

3

17

16

Norway

36

40

1

3

6

13

6

11

3

4

7

16

Poland

28

33

4

8

9

18

8

14

3

7

9

9

Portugal

24

31

5

6

8

11

7

8

4

5

3

Romania

24

4

11

1

1

1

Russia (Moscow)

45

8

24

22

5

9

Slovak Republic

27

37

7

10

20

9

19

3

6

6

7

Slovenia

19

29

5

8

13

26

13

25

5

13

12

4

Sweden

30

30

1

2

6

9

6

8

1

2

12

8

Ukraine

38

40

3

5

14

21

14

20

5

5

5

8

United Kingdom

36

34

13

16

42

36

41

35

24

16

20

15

United States

26

5

41

19

17

Data not available.

1Students surveyed were in the 1516 year age range, approximately equivalent to 10th graders in the United States.
2Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Source: The 1999 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs: Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among Students in 30 European Countries, The Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs, CAN Council of Europe, Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs, Pompidou Group (2000).











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