Rise in Teen Vaping during 2018

Monitoring the Future Survey Results Show Alarming Rise in Teen Vaping

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For four and a half decades, the NIDA-funded Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey has provided researchers and policymakers with an invaluable window into the drug use and attitudes of America's 12th-graders, with 8thand 10th graders added to the survey in 1991. The results of the 2018 MTF survey, released today (December 17), contain a mix of encouraging news and warning signals. Notably, the survey this year contained a major shock: a stunning rise in use of nicotine in vaping devices since 2017. Although there have been few significant changes over the past few years in teen marijuana use, use of most other illicit drugs by middle and high schoolers is at historic lows-this includes use of opioids, at a time when the opioid crisis is ravaging older sectors of the population.


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Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse