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Local parents change attitude towards marijuana, survey shows

Local parents change attitude towards marijuana, survey shows

March 06, 2019 10:50 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The attitude among local parents is changing a bit when it comes to marijuana. That is according to a survey designed and validated by the CDC.

The Monroe County Youth Risk Behavior Survey of teenagers in 2009 showed that more than 90 percent of parents felt smoking marijuana was very wrong. 

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In their 2017 survey, that number dropped to 83 percent. 

Over that same time, the number of teenagers who admitted to smoking marijuana went down from 35 percent in 2009 to 31 percent in 2017.

The goal of the surveys is to assess health risk behaviors among public high school students in Monroe County, monitor changes in these behaviors and evaluate the impact of preventive programs. 

The data is then used by local schools, service providers and health planners to develop interventions to reduce behaviors contributing to disease, injury and premature death in the young adults.

Read below for the full Monroe County Youth Risk Behavior Survey Reports from 2009 and 2017. 

Monroe County Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report 2009 by News10NBC on Scribd

Monroe County Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report 2017 by News10NBC on Scribd

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