The harmful effects of drugs as perceived by the Spanish public.
A regional survey on peoples'attitudes towards drugs was conducted in the fall of 1992 on 2500 individuals aged 14-70 years.
The great majority of those surveyed considered the taking of heroin (98%), cocaine (95.9%) and amphetamines (94. 7%) to be « very risky » for one's health.
These percentages were considerably lower in the case of tobacco (41.3%) and alcohol (26.7%). Those surveyed pointed to'heroin' (35.6%), all illegal drugs' (27%), legal drugs' (17.2%) and'cocaine' (14.2%) as the most dangerous drugs for society.
The study shows how alcohol and tobacco are perceived by Spaniards as less dangerous than illegal drugs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Substance toxicomanogène, Boisson alcoolisée, Tabac, Perception sociale, Attitude, Toxicité, Enquête, Espagne, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Drug of abuse, Alcoholic beverage, Tobacco, Social perception, Attitude, Toxicity, Inquiry, Spain, Europe, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0469516
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 01/03/1996.