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do more teenagers smoke cigarettes and pot now?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Fewer: Teens are wising up about tobacco and fewer are taking it up, percentage-wise, than in the old days. Cannabis is mainstream in much of the world and this isn't the place to debate the wisdom of the laws; there are no reliable numbers concerning its historic use. Why do you ask?
Dr. Scott Lindquist
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Depends on which: part of the country you live in. In Washington State, our county has had a stable teen smoking rate of about 7% if not decreasing slightly. It is still unclear about e-cigarettes. Anywhere from 7-19% of kids have use marijuana in the past month. This is increasing slightly when comparing to 2006.

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