Cannabis and vaping more popular than smoking among US teens


BBC News – Dec 15, 2017

US teenagers are using marijuana and vaporisers more than they smoke cigarettes, a government study shows.

Some 15% of high school students said they had used marijuana within the previous 30 days, found the report for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

And 12.1% of students said they had used a vaping device. But only 5% had smoked cigarettes.

One in 10 high school seniors said he or she had vaped marijuana at least once in the past year.

“It’s much higher than I expected,” said Richard Miech, the University of Michigan researcher who led the study, of the cannabis vaping figure.

 

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