E-cigarettes are now the most widely used tobacco product among teens, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E-cigarette use rose among middle school and high school students from 2011 to 2015, the report found.
Smoking affects just about everything we care about in immediate and unexpected ways––even our pets. And it turns out that can serve as a powerful inspiration to help end tobacco use, according to the truth campaign.
The Centers for Disease Control’s newest anti-smoking ads target current and former members of the military and people with mental health conditions, Bloomberg News reports. The ads will run in areas with the highest smoking rates.
This week Cleveland joined the list of more than 100 U.S. cities that have raised the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21. Other cities on the list include New York and Kansas City. Hawaii raised the legal smoking age to 21 this summer.
People who use smokeless tobacco products have higher levels of nicotine concentrations in their systems, as well as more tobacco compounds linked to increased cancer risk, compared with cigarettes smokers, a new study finds.
Recent data indicate a slight increase in cigarette sales this year, according to Bloomberg Business. Public health officials are concerned about the boost in cigarette sales, along with increases in e-cigarette use and smokeless tobacco.
States most impacted by tobacco use often do the least to reduce the toll of smoking, according to an analysis by USA Today. Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, West Virginia and Mississippi are doing the worst job in terms of tobacco control, the newspaper found.
Tobacco dependence in teens should be treated as seriously as drug or alcohol addiction, according to researchers at the University of Georgia. They found only a small number of counselors in addiction treatment centers for teens implement some sort of tobacco cessation treatment.
In a study published in The BMJ today, researchers found that exposure to secondhand smoke as an infant as young as 4 months is associated with increased risk of tooth decay at age 3, according to Medical News Today.
While the emergence of a multitude of synthetic drugs (rightfully) has garnered a lot of recent attention, substance abuse involving common household products still remains a large and ever-evolving problem.
American teens are smoking less, as much as a 64 percent drop in recent years, but a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that teen use of pot has doubled, according to HealthDay.
A new study suggests quitting smoking may help people with a history of alcohol problems to stay sober, HealthDay reports. The study of recovering alcoholics found smokers were two times more likely than nonsmokers to start drinking again three years later.
Almost 75 percent of smokers in a 21-country study are not considering quitting, HealthDay reports. Most of the smokers who think about quitting don’t actively take steps to give up cigarettes, the study found.