Parents admit drugs ignorance

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More than a third of parents think their children know more about drugs than themselves, according to a new survey.

The finding emphasises the importance of a national drug awareness campaign to be launched today by the Health Minister Tessa Jowell, which will urge parents to find out about drugs and their effects via a new booklet, available free from Boots the chemist.

"Drugs and Solvents - Know the Facts", which contains information on drugs and their risks, will be available at all branches of Boots until 14 September. The awareness-raising week has been organised by the Health Education Authority in association with Boots.

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