Tag Archive for prevalence

Prevalence – alcohol

Health Survey for England, 2015 (published December 2016) Latest statistics on adult and child smoking, e-cig use, alcohol use and obesity | NHS Digital, UK Alcohol consumption and harm among under 18 year olds, 2016 Evidence from multiple sources shows…

Tobacco

What is tobacco? Tobacco is the dried leaves of the plant that grow in many parts of the world. The main active ingredient is nicotine. Most tobacco used in this country comes from America and is sold as cigarettes. Cigars…

Prevalence – tobacco

Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England, 2017 Outlining plans to reduce smoking in England, with the aim of creating a smoke-free generation | DoH, UK Cost of smoking to the NHS in England: 2015 Data on the cost…

Methamphetamine

See also the DrugSearch page on amphetamines What is Methamphetamine? Meth, crystal meth, crank, yabba, ice Methamphetamine is a strong form of amphetamine. It comes as powder, crystals or tablets and has a similar euphoric effect to cocaine but a much…

Ecstasy

What is ecstasy? Brownies, dolphins, doves, E, eckies, Edward, fantasy, love doves, M and Ms, New Yorkers, sweeties, tulips, X, XTC,  MDMA (powder) Mandy, Molly The appearance of ecstasy varies considerably with there being a wide range of coloured pills…

Cocaine and crack

What is cocaine? Coca paste – basuco, Powder cocaine – C, charlie, coke, dust, Gianlucca, gold dust, Percy, lady, snow, toot, white,  crack – base, freebase, gravel, rock, stones, wash. What is cocaine powder? Cocaine is a white powder derived from…

Cannabis

What is cannabis? Bhang, black, blast, blow, blunts, Bob Hope, bush, dope, draw, ganga, grass, hash, hashish, hemp, herb, marijuana, pot, puff, Northern Lights, resin, sensi, sensemilla, skunk, smoke, spliff, wacky backy, weed, zero etc. Cannabis is a drug derived from…

Caffeine

What is caffeine? Caffeine is a drug that is found in tea, coffee, cocoa, many soft drinks such as colas and some chocolates. It is also used in a wide variety of medicines especially cold remedies. Caffeine can be manufactured…

Benzo Fury

What is Benzo Fury? Products sold as ‘Benzo Fury’ usually contain the chemical 6-APB or 5-APB. Little is known about the pharmacological or toxicological differences between the two, if any. The name comes from the benzofuran ring in the chemical…