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Slovak youths on drugs

TWENTY-SEVEN percent of Slovak 15- and 16-year olds have tried marijuana, according to the 2003 European school survey on alcohol and other drugs (ESPAD), published December 14, reported the TASR news agency.

Over 100,000 young people from 35 European countries were involved in the survey. Slovak youth ranked second in terms of combining alcohol with pills; 3 percent of Slovak youths have tried ecstasy.

The country finished in 10th place for marijuana consumption, tied with Italy, Germany and Greenland.

The survey also found that 25 percent of Slovak 15- and 16-year olds smoked, again putting the country in 10th place. Slovakia's teens were 22nd in Europe with respect to alcohol consumption. Some 15 percent of Slovak teenagers drink alcohol, according to the survey.

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