Survey of Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England

The NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care are interested in finding out about smoking, drinking and drug taking amongst young people. Ipsos MORI, an independent research agency, has been commissioned by NHS Digital to undertake this important national survey.

The Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use survey has been running since 1982 and this year will collect information on the attitudes and experiences of more than 10,000 secondary school pupils. The research contributes to National Statistics which are used by government departments and local authorities to inform policy and plan services to help improve young people’s lives.

More information about the purpose of the survey, how the data are used and what will happen to the survey findings can be found on the NHS Digital website.

With the co-operation of the Headteacher, your child’s school has kindly agreed to take part. This will involve your child being asked to complete a questionnaire in one single class period.

This is an anonymous questionnaire with the NHS to help them plan future services. Form groups involved are 8T, 8H, and 9H. Should you not want your child to be involved please contact your Pastoral Head of Year.

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