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School pupils less tolerant of drinking among peers says new report

School children in England are becoming less tolerant of drinking among their peers, while fewer are drinking, smoking or taking drugs, new figures from the NHS Information Centre suggest.

Thirty-two per cent of 11 to 15-year-old pupils surveyed in 2010 said it was okay for someone their own age to drink alcohol once a week, compared to nearly 46% of pupils surveyed in 2003, the first year this question was asked.

Meanwhile 11% thought it was okay to get drunk once a week, compared to 20% in 2003.

The findings are from Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2010, which surveyed 7,300 pupils from September to December 2010 and shows a continuing decline in all three behaviours. More …..