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Research Letter
November 2018

Prevalence of Cannabis Use in Electronic Cigarettes Among US Youth

Author Affiliations
  • 1Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(11):1097-1099. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1920

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are the most commonly used tobacco product among US youth.1 Cannabis and other substances can be used in e-cigarettes; in 2015, approximately one-third of US middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes with nonnicotine substances.2 Shifts in social acceptability and access to cannabis could occur as several states consider legalized cannabis sales for adults. Given the high concurrent use of tobacco and other substances,1 it is important to monitor the substances youth use in e-cigarettes. Previous research has assessed e-cigarette cannabis use among students in select grades,3 but no study, to our knowledge, has assessed use among students more broadly, particularly middle school students. This study estimates the national prevalence of self-reported cannabis use in e-cigarettes among US middle and high school students.

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