This report contains in depth results from an annual survey of secondary school pupils aged 11 to 15. 8,200 pupils in 288 schools in England completed questionnaires in the autumn term of 2006. The survey monitors drug use, smoking and drinking and also investigates factors related to these behaviours. The full report follows on from the headline results of the 2006 survey which were published in March 2007.
The National Centre for Social Research and the National Foundation for Educational Research carried out the survey for The Information Centre for health and social care and Home Office. This is the most recent survey in a series that began in 1982. Each survey since 1998 has included a core section of questions on smoking, drinking and drug use and, since 2000, the remainder of the questionnaire has focused in alternate years on smoking and drinking or on drug taking. The emphasis of the 2006 survey is on smoking and drinking.