Teens’ use of vape devices is increasing, and they’re not always aware if nicotine is in the mix. Jane Khomi/Getty Images
The number of teens abusing drugs is lower than it’s been since the 1990s, according to a national survey.
“In particular, we see a tremendous decline in the portion of young people using cigarettes,” Dr. Lloyd Johnson, a study researcher at the University of Michigan, said at a press conference on Thursday. “The changes we’re seeing are very large and very important.”
But there are a couple of key exceptions. “[One] is marijuana. It hasn’t gone up, like in older populations, but it hasn’t gone down, and it remains worrisome,” Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which funds the survey. “Another concern is