Young Marijuana-Consumers More Aware of Health Risks than Abstainers


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In a study entitled "Health literacy and substance use in young Swiss men" published in the International Journal of Public Health, findings show that young consumers of cannabis (or marijuana) are more likely to search for information regarding the drug and its risks than those who abstain from using it.

The study also expresses the need for information as prevention. However, information alone is insufficient as a preventive measure, according to Meichun Mohler-Kuo, a lecturer at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine.


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