Cannabis and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers
According to the New York Times, The survey of 43,703 eighth-, 10th- and 12th-grade students in public and private schools nationwide raised concerns about the popularity of vaping devices, available in countless styles to appeal to different social groups. But it was otherwise optimistic. It found that teenagers’ consumption of most substances — including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants — has either fallen or held steady at last year’s levels, the lowest rates in 20 years.
By contrast, rates of marijuana use have remained largely consistent, with occasional small shifts, in recent years. (Studies show, however, that marijuana rates have risen among young adults in the last decade.)
“We’re impressed by the improvement in substance use by all teenagers,” said Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy director of the institute.
2017 Monitoring the Future Survey
- 12/14/17 – Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows – NIH’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey shows both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes or pain reliever misuse
- Audiocast of the 2017 Monitoring the Future Results
- DrugFacts—Monitoring the Future Survey: High School and Youth Trends
- Monitoring the Future Results Show Reduced Opioid Misuse but Popularity of Vaping Among Youth – (Nora’s Blog)
- View Infographic
- View Animated Infographic
- University of Michigan Press Releases – (University of Michigan Web Site)
- 2017 Data from In-School Surveys of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-Grade Students – (University of Michigan Web Site)
- Monitoring the Future: National Results on Adolescent Drug Use: Overview of Key Findings 2017 (PDF, 5MB)
JUUL Labs’ mission is to eliminate combustible cigarettes.
NYT Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/health/teen-drug-smoking.html