CDC: More Teens Smoke Pot Than Cigarettes

A new survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more American teenagers smoke marijuana than cigarettes.

Twenty-three percent of the high school students who were surveyed about a number of risky behaviors said they recently smoked marijuana, while 18 percent said they had smoked nicotine cigarettes.  According to, some experts attribute the difference to the perception that marijuana is less dangerous than niccotine.

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