Adolescent Tobacco Product Use and Marijuana Use


Here is more research showing a connection between youth tobacco use and cannabis consumption.

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics examined adolescent e-cigarette, hookah and conventional cigarette smoking and subsequent marijuana use.

Study results showed e-cigarette, hookah and conventional cigarette use were associated with subsequent marijuana consumption among adolescents.

These findings suggest that prevention programs successful in preventing or reducing any of these three tobacco products may also result in a positive impact on marijuana consumption. 

Prevention specialists should consider drawing connections between each tobacco product and the likelihood of future marijuana consumption, as well as how wellness behaviors protect against harmful substance use in prevention and education strategies targeting adolescents. 

View a video abstract and read the entire paper: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2018/08/02/peds.2017-3616

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