Binge drinking: Young adults from Manchester and Merseyside are heaviest teen drinkers in Europe, finds study of 26 cities

Young adults from Manchester and Merseyside are heaviest teen drinkers in Europe, finds study of 26 cities 55% of young teenagers in Merseyside and 50% of those in Greater Manchester drank heavily compared to the EU city average of 33%However Mancunians ate considerably more fruit and vegetables than EU average while Liverpudlians smoked less By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:39 GMT, 17 September 2012 | UPDATED: 16:45 GMT, 17 September 2012 Too much, too young: Teenage heavy drinking rates are high in the north of England Teenagers living in the north of England are among the heaviest underage drinkers in Europe, according to a study of 26 European cities.