Czech teens drinking and smoking less but still above European average


Young people in the Czech Republic drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and take drugs less than they did five years ago, according a Europe-wide study. However, the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs still found that Czech 16-year-olds have more experience with such habits than average Europeans of their age. While 8.2 percent of Czech teens smoked in 2011, last year the number had fallen to 4.5 percent.