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Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Survey 2018 - For Schools

Please lend your support and help to influence Government policies for pupils and young people.


The latest wave of the Government’s Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England (SDD) is taking place in secondary schools across the country from September 2018.


This major social study is the Government’s only source of national data on underage smoking, drinking and drug use. The findings are used to shape services and regulation that help to support and protect young people, including recent laws banning smoking in cars and plain packaging on cigarette boxes.


The study findings are used by the NHS, local authorities, the Department of Health and Social Care, the Home Office, and the Department for Education, as well as charities and academic researchers.


Researchers at Ipsos MORI and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) are contacting schools to ask them to participate in the study during the autumn term of 2018.  Participating schools will receive a report showing how their school’s findings compare with the national picture on key measures of smoking, drinking and drug use, as well as how pupils rate the information their school has provided on these issues.


All it takes is just one lesson period to complete the questionnaire. The study findings are completely confidential and pupils are not asked to write their names on the questionnaire.


If you are invited to take part in the research, please lend your support and join over 200 schools across England who are also taking part. You can find out more by vising the Ipsos MORI website or by contacting Emily Mason on  020 3059 5318 or via email

19 Oct 2018

Micky Diviney
Dorset Nexus
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