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02 May 2007

Smoking teens tend to try pot

Teens who smoke cigarettes are far more likely to smoke marijuana than teens who don't touch tobacco, says new research released Tuesday.

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Teens who smoke cigarettes are far more likely to smoke marijuana than teens who don't touch tobacco, says new research released Tuesday.

The report by the American National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and the American Legacy Foundation said young cigarette smokers are 14 times more likely to try pot. Eighty-four percent of the kids who tried marijuana had smoked cigarettes within the past 30 days, the Associated Press reports.

The telephone study, focusing on more than 1 900 12- to 17-year-olds, also found those who smoke cigarettes are six times likelier to be able to buy marijuana in an hour or less and 18 times likelier to say most of their friends smoke pot. – (HealthDayNews)

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