WHO survey reveals teen addiction to tobacco-infused drugs

WHO survey reveals teen addiction to tobacco-infused drugs

WHO survey reveals teen addiction to tobacco-infused drugs

Written by Staff Writer

07 Jun, 2015 | 10:48 am

A survey has revealed that 11 percent of children between the ages of 13 – 15 in Sri Lanka, are addicted to tobacco infused drugs.

The survey was carried out by the World Health Organisation, and the survey studied the use of tobacco-infused drugs among teenagers in Sri Lanka.

Chairman of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board, Dr. Nilanga Samarasinghe making observations said that  this was a very serious situation. Dr. Samarasinghe said that a programme that will help eradicate the use of drugs among school students will be established in the near future.

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