More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds

On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher.

In fact, a new study shows that, for the first time, more U.S. college students (6 percent) now smoke a joint each day than light up a cigarette (5 percent).

 The findings are based on 2014 data collected from more than a thousand college students across the country. The Monitoring the Future study, which has tracked trends on college campuses for 41 years, is funded by the U.S. National Institutes on Drug Abuse.

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Will Savage

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