Tobacco Goes Out Of Date
According to a national study the number of U.S. teenagers using tobacco has reduced, while the use of marijuana is on the high level.
The annual report found the number of teens who reported smoking cigarettes in the prior 30 days fell to 10.6% this year from 11.7% in 2011, and the lowest level recorded since the survey began in 1975.
With this according to poll the quarter of young Americans gave up cigarettes in favor of marijuana. Washington became the first state to vote to legalize marijuana, but it's still banned to smoke it in public places.
Howard Koh from the Department of Health and Human Services showed his satisfaction with the results of anti-smoking campaign. But he remained concerned about the use of other products such as cigars, hookah and marijuana.
Experts say that U.S. teens no longer view marijuana as dangerous. Such attitude towards drug established after legalizing it in some states for medical purpose.