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Oregon Media Misrepresents Teen Drug Use May 30, 2007

Posted by Joe in drugs, media, Oregon.
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Every major local news show in Oregon reported last night the ‘startling’ fact that teen marijuana use was higher than teen cigarette smoking.

What’s reality? According to the Oregon Department of Human Services teen use of alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana are all down since 1997.

Teen use of cigarettes, marijuana, and alcohol.

This table is from the very survey the news shows are citing.

Here’s the article from The Oregonian.

Thanks to Carla @ Loaded Orygun for the link to the real data.

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