Smoking Marijuana may lead Non-Smokers to Cigarettes

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on March 31, 2018.

A new study suggests that smoking marijuana may increase chances of smoking cigarettes too. The researchers say pot use is associated with an increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-cigarette smokers.

While there is a heavy decline in the number of cigarette smokers, marijuana users are rising every passing day. Similarly, marijuana users also smoke cigarettes, the researcher said.

"Understanding the potential links between cannabis use and cigarette initiation in youth is needed given that recent data suggest that cannabis use is more common among adolescents than cigarette use," said co-author Renee Goodwin from the Mailman School of Public Health.

The study is published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. They were based on data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions in 2001-2002 and 2004-2005, and responses from 34,639 individuals.

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