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Latest MTF survey results: pot and K2 use up, alcohol and cigarette use down among teens

a PSC In The News reference

"Teens Smoking Fewer Cigarettes, More Marijuana" - WebMD. 12/14/2011.

The results of the 2011 Monitoring the Future survey show a rise in teen use of marijuana and synthetic marijuana (eg, K2) and a continued decline in alcohol use. The proportion of teens reporting any illicit drug use, which has been rising very gradually in the past several years, reached 50 percent.

Researchers:

Jerald Bachman
Patrick M. O'Malley
John E. Schulenberg

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