Youth smoking is at an all-time low; teen binge drinking, driving after cannabis use remain concerns reports CAMH 2011 OSDUHS reports. A recent survey released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that Ontario teens were smoking fewer cigarettes than ever. However, the bad news is the continuing concern around binge drinking and driving under the influence of cannabis.
The survey included 9,288 students in grades seven to 12. It found that cigarette smoking dropped to its lowest point since 1977 – to 9% – and marijuana use went down to 22%, from 26%. Other notable findings of the survey were that Energy drinks were the second most commonly used substance, after alcohol. For the full survey results, visit the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health website.