Monitoring the Future

  1. December 16, 2015

    Teen use of ecstasy, heroin, synthetic marijuana, alcohol declines

    The results from the latest national survey in the Monitoring the Future series on use of licit and illicit drugs by American teenagers show that some important improvements are taking place.

  2. December 16, 2015

    Teen cigarette smoking drops to historic low in 2015

    Cigarette smoking among teens in grades eight, 10 and 12 continued a decades-long decline in 2015 and reached the lowest levels recorded since annual tracking began 41 years ago. The percentage of students saying that they smoked at all in the prior 30 days fell for the three grades combined from 8 percent to 7…
  3. 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.…
  4. December 16, 2015

    Most youth use e­-cigarettes for novelty, flavors — not to quit smoking

    In 2015, more than half of all students in eighth, 10th and 12th grades who used vaporizers such as e-cigarettes report that a primary reason for use was curiosity to see what they were like. About 40 percent said that they used them because they tasted good. Far fewer — about 10 percent — said…
  5. September 1, 2015

    Daily marijuana use among college students highest since 1980

    Daily marijuana use among the nation’s college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014, a U-M survey shows.

  6. December 16, 2014

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

    A survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows alcohol and cigarette use are at their lowest points since 1975, and use of a number of illicit drugs also show declines.

  7. 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, according to U-M’s Monitoring the Future study.

  8. December 18, 2013

    Study indicates teens more cautious about using synthetic drugs

    The use of synthetic marijuana by the nation’s teens dropped substantially this year, and a sharply increasing proportion of them see great risk in using so-called “bath salts,” according to the annual Monitoring the Future study.

  9. 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, the annual Monitoring the Future survey shows.

    • 44 percent of adults worry e-cigarettes will encourage kids to start smoking tobacco, a new UMHS poll shows.