E-Cigarette, Marijuana Use Outpacing Cigarette Smoking Among High School Students.

E-Cigarette, Marijuana Use Outpacing Cigarette Smoking Among High School Students.



The Wall Street Journal (12/16, A9, Mickle, Subscription Publication, 6.23M) reports that new results from the Monitoring the Future study showed that daily cigarette smoking among high school students has dropped more than 50 percent over the last five years. Notably, the results showed that e-cigarette and marijuana use are now outpacing cigarette smoking for the first time.  THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS THEY ARE UNREGULATED AND AS PER OTHER BLOGS HAVE MORE CARCINOGENS THAT IN MOST NON E CIGGS

USA Today (12/16, Maycan, 5.56M) reports that cigarette smoking “among teens hit an all-time low, but their fascination with e-cigarettes remains strong.” In the last month, 16 percent of 10th graders “said they used an e-cigarette and 7% said they used a tobacco cigarette,” while 17 percent of seniors reported e-cigarette use and 14 percent reported smoking a cigarette. SAME MESSAGE PARENTS WHERE THE HECK ARE YOU THIS IS NOT JUST CANCER, HEART DISEASE, VASCULAR DISEASE, HEAD AND NECK CANCER, BOWELL  AND BLADDER CANCER, CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE, EMPYSEMA – I COULD GO ON

The New York Times (12/16, Schwarz, Subscription Publication, 11.64M) reports that “many students appear to be transitioning to e-cigarettes, which are unregulated and can contain nicotine and other harmful products,” according to Dr. Nora D. Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which issued the report. In addition, for the first time, “the percentage of high school seniors who said they smoked marijuana daily (which remained steady at 6 percent) exceeded those who smoked traditional cigarettes daily (5.5 percent, a large drop from last year’s 6.7).” JUST GREAT THE % CANNABANOIDS TAODAY IS NOT WHAT YOU SMOKE TO LED ZEPPELIN DAD IT IS 5-7 FOLS STRONGER POTENTIALLY PHYSICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY ADDICTING AND CAUSE MAY MAJOR EMOTIONAL UPHEAVALS WITHOUT WARNING SUCH AS PSYCHOSIS AND SEIZURES

In addition, CNN (12/16, Christensen, 3.54M) reports that the “number of teens abusing prescription opioid pain relievers showed a significant decrease over the past five years, and among all the age-groups surveyed, heroin use was at the lowest rate since the agency started surveying teens.” TIME (12/16, Sifferlin, 19.1M) and US News & World Report (12/16, Nelson, 996K) also reports on the findings.


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