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Charting the Trends in 2017

MTF Reports Increases in Alcohol, Vaping, and Marijuana Use

According to newly released data on past-month use in 2017 among 8th graders from Monitoring the Future:

  • 8.0% used alcohol, compared to 7.3% in 2016 and 9.7% in 2015
  • 6.6% used a vaporizer, compared to 6.2% in 2016 and 8.0% in 2015
  • 3.5% vaped nicotine; 1.6% vaped marijuana
  • 5.5% used marijuana, compared to 5.4% in 2016 and 6.5% in 2015
  • 1.9% smoked cigarettes, compared to 2.6% in 2016 and 3.6% in 2015
  • 2.2% have been drunk, compared to 1.8% in 2016 and 3.1% in 2015
  • 2.1% used inhalants, compared to 1.8% in 2016 and 2.0% in 2015

 

The 2017 survey also reports first-ever national, standard estimates of nicotine vaping, marijuana vaping, flavoring-only vaping, and any vaping. Previously, no national study has published estimates for vaping of specific substances for the standard time periods of past 30 days, past year, and lifetime. [1]

Read the full press release from Monitoring the Future here. See all current MTF reports here.

 

 



[1] http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/17drugpr.pdf

 

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