What are the most common ways Australian school students aged 12-17 years use cannabis?
Among Australian school students aged 12-17 years who used cannabis in the past year, 50% smoked it in a bong and 33% smoked it as a joint.
Source: Cancer Council Victoria (2018). ASSAD 2017 Statistics and Trends: Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, over-the-counter drugs and illicit substances. (NCETA secondary analysis, 2019).
Please note: The proportion of school students who used bongs and joints differs from the proportion of youth in the general population who used bongs or joints due to differences in survey measures (see FAQ: What are the most common ways Australians in the general population aged 12-17 years use cannabis?). In the Australian Secondary School Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey, respondents could only select one of four different methods of use and data presented concerns only those who regularly use and the two most common forms of use. In the general population survey (National Drug Strategy Household Survey), respondents could select more than one of the five methods of use and data presented concerns those who have used at least once in the past 12 months.