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2007 PEI student drug survey : Highlights report 2007

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Christiane Poulin Professor and Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Addictions Department of Community Health and Epidemiology Dalhousie University The 2007 PEI Student Drug Survey is a collaborative initiative involving the PEI Department of Health, the PEI Department of Education, and Dalhousie University. [...] Alcohol is the drug of choice, with half of adolescent students reporting its use in the past year. [...] Rates of use in PEI climb from 3% of Grade 7 students to 37% of Grade 12 students. [...] The rates of sexual activity climb from 13% of Grade 9 students to 53% of Grade 12 students. [...] Page 4 PEI Student Drug Use C 13 years: average age of smoking the first whole cigarette C 12% of grade 12 students used a fake ID or lied about age in order to obtain cigarettes; this was less than 5% in younger grades C 53% of student smokers have tried to quit in the past 6 months similar rates for male (53%) and female (53%) students C quit attempts are highest among grade 10 students (63%), s

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health education school science and technology psychology teenagers behavioural sciences chemicals stimulants medicine sex students stimulant survey prescription drugs adolescent substance-related disorders cigarette smokers health treatment medical drugs cannabis (drug) major depressive disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder adhd human sexual activity prince edward island hyperactivity mdma ecstasy attention deficit

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