Cigarette Smoking Decreases While Marijuana Use Takes Off

Marijuana use increases substantially among U.S. adults.

  • Among young adults, marijuana and nicotine vaping are at an all-time high, while use of narcotics, sedatives, and tranquilizers are at near-record lows.
  • Among adults in middle adulthood, marijuana use, binge drinking, and hallucinogen use reach record highs.
  • Men have a higher prevalence for cigarette use, alcohol use, binge drinking, and vaping.
  • Gender differences are narrowing for marijuana and alcohol use.


Monitoring the Future. 2022 Monitoring the Future Panel Study Annual Report. Accessed October 16, 2023.