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Charting the Trends

According to the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future study, the majority of high school seniors do not think occasional marijuana smoking is harmful, with only 31.9 percent saying that regular use puts the user at great risk compared to 78.6 percent in 1991.







However, disapproval of regularly smoking marijuana remains relatively high at 70.7 percent among 12th graders, although this rate has gradually declined from a high of 90.1 percent in 1992.








For 8th graders, alcohol is still the substance of choice, with e-cigarettes running a close second and surpassing traditional cigarette use by nearly 3 times.










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