FEATURE6 June 2018

How Iceland uses research to see problems ahead

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Established 20 years ago to tackle adolescent substance misuse, the Youth in Iceland research programme is today identifying new challenges for policy-makers and has become a blueprint for intervention initiatives across the world. By Katie McQuater

Youth in Iceland, the ongoing longitudinal research project surveying secondary school students, is credited with reducing cigarette smoking, drinking and cannabis use among the country’s young people since 1997.

Though some of its content has developed over the years, ...