Alcohol and tobacco - two legal drugs - are very popular among young people. Even before young people reach 18 they are using alcohol and tobacco at high rates.
Alcohol and tobacco use among young people
Task - brainstorm exerciseQuestion - What might be some of the reasons that many young people tend to use legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco as their drugs of choice?
Answer - Some of the reasons for the popularity of alcohol and tobacco among young people include:
- relative low cost
- easy availability
- modelling by parents and peers
- fear of illicit drugs