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Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol

20:00 EDT 16 May 2018 | AAAS

(Springer) More young people are turning to marijuana as their first substance of choice, rather than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, says Brian Fairman of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the US, in Springer's journal Prevention Science. He says that young people who start off on marijuana before alcohol or tobacco are more likely to become heavy users and have cannabis-related problems later in life.

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