One in eight European teenage boys gamble online, says survey

One in eight European teenage boys gamble online, says survey

The Guardian: World News

School students across Europe smoke and drink less but there are new public health concerns about excessive screen time

Online gambling by teenage boys across Europe is becoming a huge public health concern with one in eight now gambling frequently, according to a Europe-wide survey of school students aged 15 and 16.

The results of the four-yearly survey, in which 96,000 school students in 35 countries took part, reveal that while teenage smoking and drinking are showing signs of decline, there are new concerns about the dangers of excessive screen time and new psychoactive drugs.

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