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Smoking is a middle age issue

September 10th 2015

Smoking ain't for young uns nowadays!

Middle-aged people are increasingly smoking cannabis while their children are giving up the drug, a Home Office report has revealed.

Illegal drug use has steadily increased amongst the 40–59 age group over the last 18 years, according to the figures.

The proportion of those people who admit having taken drugs has risen from 2.5 per cent in 1996 to 3.6 per cent.

By comparison, drug use has fallen among the young, with 17.4 per cent saying they had taken drugs in 1996 compared to 13 per cent in 2014–15.

Recent research has also shown the need for more drug and alcohol services that will cater for older homeless people.


Sep/Oct 2015



Birthday wishes!

Soup run stories

Need to know: 10 years on

Looking at the horizon

Livin’ it up in the Barras

Girl; looking for home

Bin deaths concerns

Stop and search targeted

Tent protestors face jail

Welfare reforms investigated

Right to buy ‘needs re-think’

See Me? I’m a prisoner

Smoking is a middle age issue

More families forced from city

Anti-begging poster outrage

Sex workers ‘need protection’

Fast food snub

Opinion: the Pavement has an important message


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