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17
Nov

Surgeon General’s First Addiction Report

It has been just over 50 years since the United States Surgeon General issued a report, highlighting the dangers of tobacco use. Back in 1964, the little research available indicated a direct link between cigarettes and cancer. The 1960’s was a time of change in America on several different levels, from “civil rights” to an...
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09
Aug

New E-Cigarettes Rules Ban Minor Use

After much debate over the regulation of electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes, the sellers of the popular nicotine vapor devices will finally have some rules to follow. In recent years there has been growing concerns about adolescent e-cig use, due to the fact that more high schoolers use e-cigarettes than traditional forms of tobacco....
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16
Jun

CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Most parents probably think that they have a good idea about the things their kid(s) are up to, and in many cases that may be the true. However, those whose adolescent years are behind them probably have memories of engaging in risky behavior, so it stands to reason that at times parents find themselves unaware...
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27
Oct

AAP Wants to Change The Legal Smoking Age

Over the summer, the state of Hawaii passed a law which changed the legal smoking age to 21. As of January 1, 2016, people in Hawaii under the age of 21 will no longer be allowed to buy tobacco products. There are many in the field of medicine that believe that 21 should be the...
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21
Oct

Teen Marijuana Use Has Doubled

With more states adopting relaxed marijuana laws, it probably comes as little surprise that teenage use of the drug is on the rise. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that teen tobacco use has dropped by 64 percent, but teen marijuana use has doubled, HealthDay reports. Teen...
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24
Sep

75 Percent of Smokers Are Not Thinking About Quitting

Quitting smoking is often times a process that can go on for years; few smokers successfully quit at their first attempt. A large percentage of smokers are fully aware of the dangers that cigarettes pose to their health, yet they continue to smoke anyway. While smoking rates have dropped significantly worldwide, the majority of smokers...
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25
Aug

New Research Finds E-Cigarettes Less Harmful

A growing body of research has led to heated debates about e-cigarettes with regard to safety, addiction, and their appeal to minors. While there is little question that nicotine is addictive no matter how it is consumed, there are many who feel that e-cigarettes are the lesser of all evils. New research suggests that e-cigarettes...
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25
Jun

Hawaii Raises Legal Smoking Age to 21

While the legal age to purchase and consume cigarettes is 18 years old, there are many that argue that the brain is not fully developed at that age. Science indicates that the use of tobacco products has a greater effect on the developing brain and can lead to medical conditions down the road. Last Friday,...
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17
May

Offering Financial Incentives to Quit Smoking

Quitting a tobacco product of any kind is challenging, especially cigarettes. There are a number of smoking cessation options available, including nicotine replacement therapies, such as gums, patches, and medications. While those methods have proven effective with numbers of people, relapse rates among smokers are still extremely high. New research suggest that providing financial incentives...
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10
May

One in Five Teens Will Try E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes continue to gain popularity as more and more young people turn to the devices as a source of nicotine. In reality, there has been little research which has pinpointed the dangers of e-cigarette use, and many argue that the devices are not an effective smoking cessation device. A major concern regarding e-cigarettes is the...
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