The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University’s (CASA’s) National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XIV: Teens and Parents, 2009, found that teens are equally likely to say that cigarettes or marijuana are the easiest for them to buy.
Slightly more than one-fourth (26%) of teens said that cigarettes were the easiest for someone their age to buy and the same percentage cited marijuana. The third most prevalent response was prescription drugs (16%), followed by beer (14%). Ten percent of teens reported that they thought all four substances were equally easy to buy.
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