Londoners are less likely to drink alcohol than the rest of the country according to a new report, London, the Highs and Lows 2, launched by mayor Ken Livingstone.

Young Londoners are also less likely to use drugs than young people in other parts of England.

However, London has a higher proportion of dependent drinkers than the national average (5 per cent compared to 3.6 per cent nationally). About 1 per cent of the capital's population are 'problematic' heroin and crack cocaine users.

Londoners are less likely to drink alcohol than the rest of the country according to a new report, London, the Highs and Lows 2, launched by mayor Ken Livingstone.

Young Londoners are also less likely to use drugs than young people in other parts of England.

However, London has a higher proportion of dependent drinkers than the national average (5 per cent compared to 3.6 per cent nationally). About 1 per cent of the capital's population are 'problematic' heroin and crack cocaine users.