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September 8, 2017

Marijuana use among college students at highest level in 30 years

Marijuana use among U.S. college students in 2016 was at the highest level seen in the past three decades, according to the most recent findings from the national Monitoring the Future follow-up study.

College student marijuana use has been showing a steady increase over the past decade.

December 13, 2016

Teen use of illicit drugs besides marijuana at new low; same for alcohol

Teenagers' use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined significantly in 2016 at rates that are at their lowest since the 1990s, a new national study showed.

But University of Michigan researchers cautioned that while these developments are "trending in the right direction," marijuana use remains high for 12th-graders.

September 8, 2016

Marijuana use rising among college students; narcotic use down

College student marijuana use continues its nearly decade-long increase, according to the most recent national Monitoring the Future study.

In 2015, 38 percent of college students said they had used marijuana in the prior 12 months, up from 30 percent in 2006.

December 16, 2015

Cigarillo use increases estimates of teen smoking rates by half

The percentage of teens who smoked tobacco in the past 30 days increased by more than half when cigarillos — small cigars or little cigars — are included with regular cigarettes as a form of tobacco use.

The finding supports concerns in the public health community that cigarillos are attracting new youth to tobacco use.

December 16, 2014

E-cigarettes surpass tobacco cigarettes among teens

More teens are using e-cigarettes in 2014 than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product — the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes.

December 16, 2014

Alcohol, cigarette use, number of illicit drugs declines among teens

A national survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows some important improvements in levels of substance use.

Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of a number of illicit drugs also show declines this year.

December 18, 2013

Teen smoking continues to decline in 2013, annual survey shows

Smoking among teens in grades eight, 10 and 12 continued to decline in 2013 — a positive trend since most smokers begin their habit in adolescence — according to the latest survey results from the nationwide Monitoring the Future study.

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