College Students Are Smoking More Pot and Less Cigarettes

Marijuana has been a controversial topic of many years and always seems to be a topic of discussion. Lately, more and more states have been open minded about marijuana usage and its implications. These states have made it acceptable to smoke marijuana recreationally. The University of Michigan has decided to conduct a study that provides statistics of marijuana usage and the results are pretty amazing.

Based on their study, roughly 5% of college students smoked cigarettes. This is contrary to 1999, when the percentage of college smokers was 19%. On top of that, the percentage of college students that smoke pot has risen. In 2007, an estimated 3.5% of students smoked marijuana. In 2014, that number reached 5.9%. These roughly 6% of pot smokers admitted to smoking weed nearly every night.

What this means is extremely significant. These college students are smoking marijuana regularly as if it were a cigarette. As a result, the amount of students smoking cigarettes has dropped. This is most likely due to the fact that cigarettes are extremely dangerous, causing thousands and thousands of deaths per year. On the other hand, marijuana is considered a medicine in the eyes of 76% of doctors and has never, not once, been known to have killed even a single person!

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