Marijuana vaping hits record highs among teens
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The percentage of 12th graders who said they’d vaped marijuana at least once in the past 30 days nearly doubled between 2018 and 2019, according to new data from the Monitoring the Future survey. The increase, from 7.5 percent to 14 percent, was the second-largest jump in the use of any drug ever found on the annual survey, which has asked eighth, 10th, and 12th graders in the United States about their drug use and opinions for the past 45 years. (The first-largest jump was last year’s leap in teen vaping.)
“We are seeing a pretty remarkable increase in the use of vaping products to ingest marijuana,” says Jack Stein, chief of staff at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which funds the survey.
Vaping nicotine also remains popular…