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Kicking the Habit in 2014: Drug Resolutions on Twitter

KICKING THE HABIT IN 2014 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS AND SUBSTANCE USE WHAT HAVE YOU RESOLVED TO CHANGE IN 2014? We looked at a sample of 200,000 Tweets people made about their New Year's resolutions on Twitter for 2013 – and then 1 million more for 2014. Within those Tweets, we looked into references to marijuana, alcohol and smoking, and were shocked to find people's resolve to actually consume more of these substances in the coming year. RESOLUTIONS ABOUT USING MORE MARIJUANA JUMPED AROUND NEW YEAR'S 2014 Between New Year's 2013 and 2014, there was a 62% increase in Tweeted resolutions about using MORE marijuana. 2013 SMOKE LESS 27% 2014 37% 2014 2013 In 2013, 37% of New Year's resolutions This reversed in 2014: about weed were now, only 27% wish to about quitting, quit weed, SMOKE MORE WHILE 21% BUT A SURPRISING WANTED TO 34% 21% 34% WERE ABOUT SMOKE MORE. 2014 2013 SMOKING EVEN MORE. 13% OF ALCOHOL- RELATED RESOLUTIONS WERE ABOUT DRINKING MORE 48632 When we analyzed the New Year's resolutions about drinking, we found only a slight increase in resolutions to drink more: from 11% to 13% between 2013 and 2014. 2013 2014 (13% 11% DRINK MORE DRINK MORE DRINK LESS 36% DRINK LESS 35% ..BUT AN OVERWHELMING NUMBER RESOLVED TO QUIT SMOKING OVER 9 TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE WANT TO QUIT SMOKING, compared to those who want to smoke more-and this has only increased in 2014. SMOKE 7% MORE 64% SMOKE LESS 2013 2014 SMOKE LESS 67% SMOKE MORE 7% CREATED BY:

Kicking the Habit in 2014: Drug Resolutions on Twitter

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The arrival of a new year represents a turning point for many people, and an opportunity to make long-awaited changes in their lives. While perhaps only 8% of people will stick to these resolutions, l...


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