21st February 2022 from Movendi International.
A survey commissioned by Systembolaget and by the Central Association for Alcohol and Drug Information (C.A.N.) reveals that Swedish youth between 16 o 21 years old are getting hold of alcohol products via Instagram and Snapchat.
Specifically, it was found that:
– the most common way young people obtained alcohol products were from an adult who was close to them, such as a friend, parent, sibling or partner.
– 28% of the young people surveyed had seen an offer on social media to buy alcohol from a private individual.
– 12% of these young people bought alcohol products via social media accounts, mostly Instagram and Snapchat.
– more girls were buying alcohol via social media than boys. 14% of girls compared to 10% of boys.
– buying alcohol via social media was most common among young people in metropolitan municipalities and suburban municipalities.
– those who have consumed alcohol report seeing even more alcohol products advertisements.
– young people who bought alcohol products via social media are at a higher risk of alcohol problems
The alcohol industry has tried to normalize alcohol use in Sweden, and a survey found that 50% of respondents through weekday alcohol use was normal. This was a 10% increase from 40% in 2015.
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