The Monegasque Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (IMSEE) has published a complementary report that studies addictions among 16-year-olds.
Tobacco, alcohol, electronic cigarettes, gambling, online betting, cannabis… So many addictions often experienced in high school by young people.
IMSEE has launched a study to supplement the results of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (EPSAD). The latter was launched in 2020 to study addicting young people across Europe.
The figures that emerge from the study
All of the 16-year-olds attending school in Monaco, i.e. 428 students, responded to an anonymous questionnaire. A lot of data emerges:
- 45% of young people say they have experimented with tobacco (42% on average in Europe); one of the lowest numbers ever.
- 63% of young people say they have experimented with electronic cigarettes (40% on average in Europe); Monaco therefore comes in second place among European countries.
- Nine out of ten young people have already consumed alcohol (eight out of ten in Europe), but only 27% have consumed more than five drinks during the same evening in the month (against 35% in Europe); a trend that remains stable.
- 22% of young people say they have tried tobacco (18% in Europe); young Monegasques are therefore also ranked fourth among the largest European consumers here.
- 27% of young people surveyed have bet money online in the last 12 months (22% in Europe); Monaco is placed in sixth position in the standings.
Last figure and not the least, young Monegasques occupy the first place of the European podium on the topic of social networks: 98% of them spend at least ½ hour a day there.