The latest survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse on Wednesday showed that youth drug use （including alcohol, marijuana, e-cigarettes, and illegal drugs） has dropped significantly in 2021.
Researchers found that the single-year decline in illegal drug use has been the largest since the survey began in 1975. Starting in 2020, 8th and 12th grade students have fallen by about 5%, and 10th grade students have fallen by nearly 12%.
Although e-cigarettes are still the most common way for teenagers to consume nicotine, the proportion of students who reported using e-cigarettes has dropped significantly in the past year, from 17% of eighth-grade students in 2020 to 12% in 2021, from 31%. % Dropped to 20% for grade 10 students, and the proportion of grade 12 students went from 35% to 27%.