A survey of New Hampshire high school students shows declines in alcohol and tobacco use.
Just under 1,500 students participated in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey last spring. Results released Monday show a steady decline in the percentage of students who had at least one drink of alcohol in the month before the survey, from 50 percent in 1993 to 39 percent this year.
The percentage of students who had smoked cigarettes in the last month dropped from 36 percent in 1993 to 21 percent this year, though that number has remained steady over the last several years.
Marijuana use has remained relatively flat at 26 percent, while use of cocaine increases slightly to 4 percent.