NIDA’s 2012 Monitoring the Future survey shows continuing decline in teen smoking: The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released 2012 results from Monitoring the Future, a national survey of 45,000 to 50,000 students in three grades (eighth, tenth, and 12th) that has been conducted every year since 1991. Data from the latest survey show a decline in teen tobacco smoking in all three grades. For the three grades combined, the proportion of students reporting past-month smoking fell from 11.7% to 10.6%—a statistically significant drop. In 1996, 49% of eighth graders reported that they had ever tried cigarettes; in 2012 only 16% reported having done so. Likewise, five-year trends indicate significant decreases in alcohol use for all grades. For example, from 2007 to 2012, current use of alcohol declined from 15.9% to 11.0% among eighth graders, from 33.4% to 27.6% among tenth graders, and from 44.4% to 41.5% among high school seniors. Five-year trends for past-month marijuana use indicate significant increases among tenth and 12th graders; daily marijuana use increased across all three grades. From 2007 to 2012, past-month use increased from 14.2% to 17.0% among tenth graders and from 18.8% to 22.9% among 12th graders. Among high school seniors past-month marijuana use was at its highest point since the late 1990s. The abuse of prescription stimulants is also a concern. The percentage of 12th graders reporting the nonmedical use of Adderall increased from 5.4% in 2009 to 7.6% in 2012. These and other findings are on the Monitoring the Future Web site (www.monitoringthefuture.org).