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NIDA Teleconference Discusses Teen Drug Use Survey Results

The National Institute on Drug Abuse hosted a press teleconference Dec. 14 to discuss the findings of the 43rd annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.

This year’s MTF survey of drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th and 12th graders in schools nationwide continues to provide encouraging news with self-reported use of alcohol, cigarettes and many illicit drugs remaining at historically low levels.

However, the survey also found that both vaping and marijuana are more popular than cigarettes.

And what teens say is in the vaping device varies from nicotine, marijuana or “just flavoring.” The survey also shows continuing decreases in the perceived harms of many drugs, including marijuana.

The MTF survey, funded by NIDA, is conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan.

For more on the survey visit https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future.

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