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Teen Smoking

It's Time to Regulate America's Latest Addiction

Ronald A. DePinho, M.D | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Ronald A. DePinho, M.D

As a science-based organization, we applaud any and all instances where sound data informs public policy. So let's examine what we do know about e-cigarettes.

These Celebs Want You To Swipe Left And It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.05.2015 | Teen

Becky G and Fifth Harmony are here to help improve your Tinder game and keep you healthy. In a partnership with truth, the singers teamed up with I...

Teen Use Of E-Cigarettes Is Rising

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds....

Bolder Action Is Needed to Keep Young People From Smoking

Edward J. Benz, Jr. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Edward J. Benz, Jr.

While we are waiting for the FDA to act, states should immediately raise the legal age for buying tobacco to 21. Cities and towns should ban the sale of tobacco altogether.

E-Cigarette Sales To Minors: Hooking A New Generation?

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

We have come too far, and battled far too long with the tobacco industry, to make the mistake of trusting the e-cigarette manufacturers to do what is right for America's children. While we wait for the scientific data to prove the harms of vaping, let's protect our middle and high schoolers from a lifelong addiction and a high risk of cancer.

FDA Launching Anti-Smoking Campaign Aimed At Youth

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the co...

Big Tobacco, Stay Away From Our Schools!

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

We hope other cities will take notice and adopt similar legislation to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco without delay. Together we can keep more children from ever lighting up, which in turn will help them grow into healthier young adults.

Do Vape Pens Trick Teens?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.02.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Jenny Bolario Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused...

What's Wrong With This Picture

David B. Abrams, PhD | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
David B. Abrams, PhD

Tobacco use has become a social justice issue, as the 44 million Americans who continue to smoke are increasingly among the least educated, and who can least afford to buy these products or obtain the best treatments for their cigarette addiction.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Stop Their Kids From Smoking

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

For every person who dies from smoking -- about 1,200 a day -- two youths or young adults become smokers. Ninety percent of these "replacement" smokers have their first cigarette before they are 18 years old. One of them could be your kid.

Jason Cherkis

Up In Smoke: Romney Spiked Massachusetts' Model Anti-Smoking Program | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the mid 1980s, Massachusetts Department of Public Health official Gregory Connolly began a seemingly hopeless campaign to end smoking...

Jason Cherkis

Mitt Romney's Bain Helped U.S. High Schoolers Get Hooked On Marlboros | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney served as CEO of Bain & Co., his consulting firm helped tobacco giant Philip Morris develop a groundbreaking sales stra...

Report: Smoking Among High School Students Declines In 2011

Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

A National Youth Tobacco Survey study released Thursday reports a 1.4 percent decrease in smoking among high school students, from 17.2 percent in 200...

Chick-Fil-A And Other Brands That Have Become Ideological Battlefields

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.02.2012 | Business

A national debate is currently raging. Not over the merits of a war, the fairness of a national election or the scandal of a highly publicized celebri...

More U.S. Teens Smoke Marijuana Than Cigarettes

Posted 06.08.2012 | Teen

More U.S. teens are now smoking marijuana than cigarettes, according to a new government survey. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

Why Are So Many Teens Still Smoking?

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 03.08.2012 | Teen

RICHMOND, Va. -- More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacc...

Christiana Lilly

High School Kids: Less Puffing, More Dipping | Christiana Lilly | Posted 03.02.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- High school students in Miami-Dade County may not be puffing as much, but they’ve turned to chewing and dipping instead. From 2005 to 20...

If Weed Is a Gateway Drug, then Alcohol Is Too

Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie

Weed is almost easier to get than alcohol -- it's basically legal in California. But parents still swear up and down that their kids aren't smoking weed.