Teen Vaping of Marijuana (THC)
Past month marijuana vaping
8th grade: 3.9%
10th grade: 12.6%
12th grade: 14%
The number of seniors who reported vaping marijuana during the past month increased from 7.5% in 2018 to 14% in 2019. This is the second largest one-year jump for any substance in the 45-year survey history, behind past month nicotine vaping (2017 to 2018).
Daily marijuana vaping
Daily marijuana vaping measured for the first time in 2019
8th grade: 0.8%
10th grade: 3.0%
12th grade: 3.5%
Why Do Teens Vape?
When asked why they vape, many teens said:
to experiment (60.9%)
because it tastes good (41.7%)
to have a good time with friends (37.9%)
to relax and relieve tension (37.4%) – representing an increase of nearly one-third since 2018
to feel good or get high (29.0%)
it looks cool (15.2%)
because they’re “hooked” (8.1%) which doubled from 2018 (3.6%)
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