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2019 Monitoring the Future data shows increase in youth marijuana vaping

The 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) data, released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that youth marijuana vaping is becoming more prevalent. In particular, "After remaining mostly stable for many years, daily use of marijuana went up significantly since 2018 among eighth and 10th graders–now at 1.3% and 4.8% respectively." 

Notably, MTF data found that youth alcohol use,  prescription opioid misuse, and combustible cigarette youth declined in the past year. However,  the data show that 11.7% of youth vaped nicotine daily in 2019. This is the first year daily vaping use has been measured in the MTF survey.

View NIDA's full press release here, and read a new Journal of the American Medical Association paper on youth marijuana vaping that analyzes the latest MTF data here