The price decline of the early s can explain about a quarter of this smoking rise. Smoking among youths in the United States rose precipitously starting in after declining for the previous 15 years. By , the proportion of teenage smokers had risen by one-third from its trough. This trend is particularly striking in light of the continuing steady decline in smoking by adult Americans. Gruber and Zinman note that, unlike adult smoking, youth smoking is not concentrated among the least disadvantaged; it is even higher among white or suburban youth than among black or urban youth.
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Dramatic Rise in Teenage Smoking
Statistics released late last year by the Centers for Disease Control show that young white women ages are the fastest growing group of smokers in the nation. But the percentage of African American women of the same age who smoke has plummeted so low that it appears they have almost stopped smoking completely. They theorize, however, that it must have something to do with cultural differences among young people. The report, released in November, showed that in the percentage of both white and African American young women smokers was roughly comparable - From until , the percentages among both groups decreased, slightly among whites, sharply among blacks. By the numbers were
Smoking in Young People
Teen vaping is reaching new heights of popularity, while underage drinking is plummeting to historic lows, according to new data from the Monitoring the Future survey, an annual poll of around 45, eighth, 10th and 12th graders overseen by the National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA. Rates also climbed among eighth and 10th graders, the survey found. But Volkow says the sleek designs of many top e-cigarette brands are also uniquely appealing to a generation that grew up surrounded by devices. Teen drinking has been declining for years, and it continued to do so in In the new data, just
A s more states consider relaxing policy around marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes, questions remain about the repercussions. A paper released Thursday in the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse provides a new answer that may inform future policy about marijuana use. Eighteen states also enacted medical marijuana policies, which legalize marijuana for legitimate medical purposes.