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U.S. College Students Using Marijuana at Highest Rates in 35 Years

About 43% of full-time college students said they used some form of pot at least once in the past year, up from 38%

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Marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, California, Aug. 15, 2019. VOA

U.S. college students are using marijuana at the highest rates in 35 years, according to a report released Thursday.

About 43% of full-time college students said they used some form of pot at least once in the past year, up from 38%, a University of Michigan survey found. About 25% said they did so in the previous month, up from 21%.

The latest figures are the highest levels seen in the annual survey since 1983.

About 6% of college students said they used marijuana 20 or more times in the past month. For adults the same age who weren’t enrolled in college, the figure was 11%.

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U.S. college students are using marijuana at the highest rates in 35 years, according to a report released Thursday. LifetimeStock

“It’s the frequent use we’re most worried about” because it’s linked to poor academic performance and can be detrimental to mental health, said John Schulenberg, one of the Michigan researchers.

College-age adults are the biggest users of marijuana than any other age group. Use among high school students has been flat for a few years.

The 2018 findings are based on responses from about 1,400 adults age 19 to 22, including 900 who were full-time college students and about 500 who were not.

The survey only has comparable data on college kids going back to 1980. So it doesn’t say how common marijuana use was in the 1960’s and 1970’s — a time when marijuana use on college campuses was considered widespread.

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Marijuana use has been rising in college-age kids for more than a decade. Schulenberg said it seems to be tied to views about risk — in the early 1990s, about three-quarters of young adults said pot was risky. But last year it was down to 22%.

The survey also found about 11% of college students said they vaped marijuana in the previous month — more than double the figure in the 2017 survey. (VOA)

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Effective Skin Care Tips for College Students

College goers should follow these tips for a flawless skin

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Proper skin care is often overlooked in this time when we are growing and moving out with our friends so much under the sun this particularly affects our skin badly. Pixabay

Although your college days might be the time when the sun shines on your skin, good skincare during one’s early years can lay the foundation for a lifetime of flawless skin.

“College time is a stressful time for skin. Proper skin care is often overlooked in this time when we are growing and moving out with our friends so much under the sun this particularly affects our skin badly. Students take shortcuts and occasional salon treatments,” Dr Navin Taneja, founder and CEO of The National Skin Centre, New Delhi told IANSlife.

He suggests some simple effective treatments for great skin.

Keeping yourself hydrated is very important for your skin care routine. Pixabay

What’s your skin type

Whether your skin is normal, oily, dry, combination or sensitive it demands consistent and correct care. So the most important step is to know your skin type, get the right products and stick to them. Know thyself. The first step is to identify your skin type and what are the products that will suit your skin type. Buy them regularly and use them consistently.

Drink water to hydrate

Water is super important for your skin health. Consume at least 10-12 glasses of water in between your classes, presentations, internships or any other outdoor activities, especially if you are losing water through sweat.

Try an organic sheet mask

Use an organic sheet mask as per your skin type to revitalize your skin. Around 10-15 minutes of application once a week is all you require.

Target your T-zone

The most acne prone zone areas are forehead, down the nose and on the chin. Targeting your face washing and toning routine to the T-zone will best eliminate acne, black and white heads.

Clean your phone screen

Your phone screen is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria which get in contact with your facial skin and cause breakouts. You should clean your phone screen with a disinfecting wipe thrice a day.

College students can opt for effective skin care treatments. Pixabay

Antioxidant rich diet

You definitely need an antioxidant rich diet with lots of fresh fruits and green seasonal vegetables. Avoid junk as far as possible, they do us no good. Fresh juices are preferred over aerated and sugary drinks.

UV protection is a must

Wear your sunblock for parties and other social events. It’s also a must when you are sitting in front of the computer screen. Wear it below your makeup and be regular.

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Regular exercise

College students can consider a regular exercise routine for overall skin health. Half an hour of walking six days a week will keep your skin firm and youthful. (IANS)