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Prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among
young people in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTS) is a key
international project undertaken by the Justice Health Group. PICTS aims to systematically
review and conduct meta-analysis to estimate the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco
and other drug (AOD) use among young people in Pacific Island Countries and
Territories. The project seeks to address findings of the Lancet Standing
Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing which highlighted an increase in
the prevalence of AOD use among young people, particularly in non-communicable
PICTS is a collaborative project between the University of
Melbourne, US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of
New South Wales.
Funding for PICTS has been provided by the Murdoch Children’s
For additional information please contact Professor Stuart Kinner.