Litres of Frosty Jacks and multipack bottles of WKD blue were once relics of youth, but today’s teens are writing a different narrative when it comes to getting wasted. Europe’s new gen are going straight for the reefers and hash (that might actually be a piece of concrete bought off a brother’s mate from tech) according to a new study, which asserts that alcohol and cigarette use among teenagers is depleting across the continent, while the number of cannabis users is growing.
Average cannabis use among teenagers in Europe was found to be 16 per cent, with countries like the Czech Republic and Spain getting as high as 37 per cent and 27 per cent respectively. Data also showed significant increase among those in Bulgaria, Poland, Greece and Romania.
“Trends in cannabis use indicate an increase in both lifetime and current use between 1995 and 2015, from 11 per cent to 17 per cent and from 4 per cent to 7 per cent,” Espad said.
The study surveyed most EU countries, except for the UK and Germany.