Many teenagers try marijuana and some use it regularly. Teenage marijuana use is at its highest level in 30 years, and today's teens are more likely to use marijuana than tobacco. Many states allow recreational use of marijuana in adults ages 21 and over. Recreational marijuana use by children and teenagers is not legal in anywhere in the United States. Today's marijuana plants are grown differently than in the past and can contain two to three times more tetrahydrocannabinol THC , the ingredient that makes people high. There are many ways people can use marijuana.
Alcohol: Teenage & Underage Drinking: Teenage Smoking
Europe's teens smoking, drinking less but drugs still high: study
Drinking, smoking and drug abuse are on the decline among American teenagers, in some cases falling to the lowest levels seen in decades, according to the latest results from an annual nationwide survey. About 1 in 3 middle and high school students surveyed in said they had used some kind of illicit drug sometime in their life. A notable exception to this trend is marijuana use. The proportion of teens who said they had tried it has remained steady over the last decade, even as other forms of drug use fell. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the study has been tracking the use of cigarettes, alcohol, drugs and other illicit substances by eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders since A full report on the surveys conducted this year will be published by the end of April. Teens have adopted a more accepting attitude toward marijuana, with
Teen Attitudes Toward Smoking Linked To Likelihood Of Drinking And Using Drugs
September 20, Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body and causes many diseases. Daily smoking continues to be more prevalent among boys, but the gender gap has narrowed since the first such survey was taken 20 years ago. While alcohol use among adolescents in Europe dropped, it remains high with 81 percent of the children questioned having drunk alcohol as opposed to 89 percent in , according to the survey of over 96, schoolchildren across Europe.
An annual nationwide survey conducted shows that there has been a decrease in smoking, drinking and drug abuse among teens in US. However, there has been an exception to this study. Findings of the survey showed that even though there has been a decline in the use of other drugs, the proportion of teens that have tried marijuana has remained steady throughout the decade.