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Tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, and adolescent mental health

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Young adolescents who smoke regularly are more likely than non-smokers to have mental health problems. This is the main finding of a study done in 1999 through the Office for National Statistics (


The study included 2624 children aged 13–15 years who lived in 475 different postal sectors in England, Scotland, and Wales. Interview data, including psychiatric assessment and information about use of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis, were collected from 2458 children. …

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