Pandemic Saw Big Declines in Kids’ Use of Drugs, Alcohol, Vaping

While adolescent (8th-12th grade) marijuana and tobacco use starkly increased in 2017-2019, studies have demonstrated an unprecedented reduction in adolescent tobacco, alcohol, and drug utilization as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. News article explores the pervading factors that have influenced the shift in statistics among certain age groups.

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