2 Million US Teens Vape Marijuana, Says Survey

The results from a school-based survey has shown some dangerous statistics about how teenagers in the US are using marijuana. According to this survey, more than 2 Million teenagers are using weed via electronic cigarettes. This not only shows the increasing popularity of marijuana among the teenage community but also shows that vaping is becoming quite common. It should be noted that many states have taken steps forward to restrict the use of electric cigarettes, due to their inefficiency among others. The statistics, when narrowed down, means that at least one in 11 US teenagers is using the electronic cigarettes to become high on cannabis.

It should be noted that electronic cigarettes are not considered as dangerous as real cigarettes. Often, they are provided to people who are trying to quit smoking. However, the teens are using the very same technology to vape marijuana, which can be addictive at time. Talking about the issue, Richard Miech, a researcher at University of Michigan says that “the health risks of vaping reside not only in the vaping devices, but in the social environment that comes with it. Kids who vape are more likely to become known as drug users and make friends with drug users, he said, adding that “hanging out with drug users is a substantial risk factor for future drug use.”

Officials and experts are seeing this trend as quite dangerous to the teenage community in the United States. It should be noted that marijuana can have negative impacts on a student’s body, resulting in loss of memory and lack of concentration. Things can become worse if the teenager becomes addicted to it, the chances of which are extremely higher. A previous survey had backed this concept, showing that most of the students had admitted to vaping marijuana in the past year.

Celso Gomes

Over 4 years’ experience in the research industry. Experience with research and consulting projects, catering to domains such as ICT, Health & Pharma, and packaging. Managed projects on both B2B as well as B2C perspective, which includes consumer preference analysis, interviews with key executives, etc.