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Poll: Americans View Cigarettes and Alcohol as More Harmful Than Cannabis

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Cigarettes and Alcohol More Harmful than Marijuana

Boston, MA: Most Americans perceive cigarettes and alcohol to pose greater risks to public health than cannabis, according to survey data compiled by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and first reported by MarijuanaMoment.net.

According to the survey, 81 percent of respondents believe that tobacco cigarettes are "very harmful." Fifty-one percent of respondents similarly view alcohol as "very harmful." By contrast, only 26 percent of those surveyed ranked marijuana as "very harmful."

Eighteen percent of those surveyed opined that cannabis was "not harmful at all." By contrast, only two percent of respondents believed the same about alcohol and only one percent said so about tobacco.

For more information, contact Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500.