Tobacco and Kids Health News

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4/6/2017
Almost 1 Billion People Worldwide Still Smoke Daily

Many countries have seen big declines, but more work needs to be done, researchers say

3/31/2017
Most Americans Favor Larger Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Even many smokers think these warnings should cover up to 75 percent of the label, researchers find

3/6/2017
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Food Allergies in Kids

Passive exposure tied to more egg and peanut sensitivity in study

1/31/2017
Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

1/27/2017
1 in 4 U.S. Adults, 1 in 10 Teens Use Tobacco

About 40 percent of cigarette smokers also use e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, report finds

1/23/2017
E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

1/9/2017
Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws

Researchers reviewed ER visits in 20 metro areas of U.S.

12/27/2016
Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid

In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

12/16/2016
Teens May Not Heed Health Warnings on Cigars

Only half found labels about cancer risks believable, study finds

12/13/2016
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

12/12/2016
Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

12/8/2016
U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Crackdown on E-Cig Use in Teens

900 percent increase in use among youth in past 5 years; concerns about nicotine, harmful vapors continue

12/6/2016
Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

11/30/2016
U.S. to Ban Smoking in Public Housing

Agencies have 18 months to implement smoke-free policies

11/22/2016
Tobacco Flavors Draw in Young Folks

Products that taste like cherry or candy seen as less harmful, review finds

11/18/2016
Smoking May Hinder Kidney Disease Drugs

To slow organ damage, patients should quit the habit, researchers say

11/8/2016
E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use

But vaping group contends the electronic devices lower smoking rates

10/31/2016
Nearly Two-Thirds of E-Cigarette Users Also Smoke: CDC

Survey also found 40 percent of young people using the devices were never smokers

10/25/2016
3 in 4 Teens Think E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco: Survey

But devices deliver as much, if not more, nicotine than cigarettes, smoking experts say

10/24/2016
Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests

Researchers offer new ways to discourage smoking among adolescents

10/13/2016
1 in 5 U.S. Young Adults Uses Hookah

Misperceptions abound that it's safer than cigarettes, researchers say

10/4/2016
FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

9/30/2016
Smoking Bans May Keep Young Men From Heavy Smoking

Study found lower rates among those living in areas with restrictions

9/16/2016
Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

9/1/2016
Most Americans Don't Want Tobacco on Drug Store Shelves

Even half of current smokers think pharmacies should be tobacco-free

8/26/2016
Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of Electronic Cigarettes

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors' advice differs

8/11/2016
U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

8/5/2016
Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

7/27/2016
E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled

Also, many aren't child-resistant, which poses a risk to youngsters

7/18/2016
'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

They're not using these products to try to stop smoking, researchers say

6/30/2016
E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

Findings suggest a possible increase in the risk of oral disease, researchers say

6/13/2016
E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

2 out of 5 who vaped went on to traditional cigarettes, small U.S. review finds

5/9/2016
E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study

Swallowing the liquid nicotine appears to affect kids under 6 the most, data show

4/29/2016
E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

4/19/2016
FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco

Health officials targeting rural teens with messages about health risks of smokeless tobacco products

4/14/2016
No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be Why

Electronic smoking devices have now eclipsed traditional cigarettes as most widely used product among kids

4/8/2016
Smoking Rates Stall Among Young Blacks

Progress in anti-smoking campaigns slows as tobacco companies ramp up marketing in black neighborhoods, study says

3/28/2016
CDC: Federal Anti-Smoking Campaign Still Paying Off

Ads have helped at least 400,000 Americans to give up tobacco since 2012, survey finds

3/11/2016
Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood

Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

2/10/2016
National Smoking Bans Help Everyone, Especially Nonsmokers: Study

Review of worldwide research finds reductions in heart disease after restrictions introduced

1/25/2016
Secondhand Smoke in Hookah Bars May Put Employees at Risk

Study results challenge notion that exposure to hookah smoking is safe

1/20/2016
Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: Study

But researchers add that finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

1/18/2016
Candy-Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Appeal to Young: Study

Though research did not show that kids became more interested in tobacco, experts still worry

1/11/2016
Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC Says

Their own homes and family cars are common sources

1/5/2016
Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

1/3/2016
New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

12/23/2015
Graphic Warnings on Cigarettes Help Smokers Consider Quitting

Disturbing images get people thinking about health risks associated with tobacco, study finds

12/16/2015
High School Seniors Now More Likely to Smoke Pot Than Cigarettes: Survey

More kids believe marijuana isn't harmful, experts say in explaining finding

11/16/2015
Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds

Both groups want tighter controls on devices' use, health warnings on packaging

11/3/2015
Smoking Common in Foreign Films, Study Finds

International research team calls for governments to stop subsidizing films that show tobacco use