Key results 2015

Students in Romania reported substance use similar to the ESPAD average on six out of the eight key variables studied. The only measure that was markedly higher in the Romanian study was cigarette use in the last 30 days. This was reported by 30 % of the Romanian students, compared to the overall average of 21 %. On the other hand, lifetime use of cannabis was only half as common among Romanian students (8 % versus 16 %). In addition, non-prescribed use of tranquillisers or sedatives and lifetime use of inhalants were lower than the ESPAD average, while the four remaining variables were more or less in line with the average for all countries. With the exception of cigarette use, Romanian students tended to report lower or similar levels of substance use compared to the average ESPAD country.

Country facts:
Area: 230300 km2
Population: 21,5 million

Country contacts: 

Silvia Florescu
Principal Investigator

National School of Public Health, Management and Professional Development
31 Vaselor street, Sector 2
Bucharest 021253
Tel: +40 212523551 Ext 123