and driving can add up to a tragic endings. In the U.S., about 4,300 people under the age 21 die each year from injuries caused by underage drinking, more than 35% in car crashes.
According to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, e-cigarettes use may lead to marijuana initiation. The authors hypothesize that e-cigarette use may be a marker of risk-taking behaviors, and that e-cigarette users are more likely to smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol, which are associated with marijuana use.
The term refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions.
Most People Who Smoke Started Before Age 18
Almost one in five 12th Graders used a hookah in the past year? A hookah is a water pipe used to burn tobacco leaves. A lot of people think it's less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but many of the health risks are the same.
A survey of teen drug use conducted by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids found that:
1 in 6 teens has abused a pain reliever such as OxyContin or Vicodin
1 in 8 teens has abused the stimulants Ritalin or Adderall for nonmedical purposes
1 in 8 teens has reported getting high on over-the counter cough medicine.
Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made mind-altering chemicals that are either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material so they can be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices. These products are also known as herbal or liquid incense.