Tobacco and Kids Health News

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6/24/2014
CDC Readies Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

Seven new stories show the ravages of smoking, urge smokers to quit

6/10/2014
Doctors' Group Calls for Tougher Rules on Sale of E-Cigarettes

American Medical Association recommendations include minimum age purchase rule, flavor restrictions

6/3/2014
Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study

Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

6/2/2014
E-Cigarette Advertising Soars on American TV, Study Finds

Youthful audience exposed to pitches for the nicotine product has tripled in recent years

5/18/2014
Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study

And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

5/14/2014
FDA Asks Public to Join Battle Against Smoking by Children

Reporting tobacco law violations helps keep cigarettes out of kids' hands, agency says

5/12/2014
Smoking More Likely Among Teens Whose Parents Light Up

Quitting early in child's life helps reduce risk, researchers say

5/12/2014
Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke

Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

5/7/2014
Little Cigars Liked by Teens Are Still 'Candy-Flavored Tobacco': Report

Researchers found some of the cigars, which are unregulated by FDA, had more chemical flavoring than candy or Kool-Aid

4/3/2014
Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Rising Cause of Poisonings: CDC

Calls to poison control centers have jumped, ingestion could be deadly for kids, experts report

3/5/2014
Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries

Measurements suggest raised risk for later heart attack, stroke, researchers say

2/26/2014
Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

2/7/2014
Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use

But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

1/16/2014
U.S. Smoking Rates Drop to Historic Lows: CDC

Report authors credit increasing cigarette taxes, hard-hitting anti-smoking ads for decline

12/9/2013
Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study

But it's not clear what this means for young viewers

11/18/2013
College Students Feel Pull of Cigarette Ads, Study Finds

A single pro-smoking message can have a week-long effect, researchers say

11/14/2013
More U.S. Teens Try E-Cigarettes, Hookahs: Report

Cigarette smoking hasn't declined among young people, researchers find

11/14/2013
Tobacco Myths Continue Half-Century After Landmark U.S. Report

And Americans continue to die from smoking-related lung cancer, experts note

10/30/2013
E-Cigarettes May Not Be Gateway to Smoking: Study

It found few teens go on to smoke cigarettes, use other kinds of tobacco after 'vaping'

10/22/2013
Flavored Cigars Gaining in Popularity With U.S. Kids: CDC

Cheaper, less regulated than cigarettes, these products may hook youth into lifelong addiction

10/9/2013
Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey

Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

9/24/2013
Friends, Family Often the Suppliers in Underage Drinking, Smoking: Survey

Other sources include grocery stores, gas stations and bars

9/6/2013
Menthol Cigarette Use Rising Among Young Smokers

Kids may mistakenly believe mentholated cigarettes are safer, researchers say

8/26/2013
Kids Benefit From Doctors' Antismoking Counseling: Experts

Whether by phone, one on one or in groups, advice and education can keep kids from starting, panel says

8/8/2013
Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC

These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn

8/5/2013
If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up

Study also shows influence of older siblings

6/17/2013
Tobacco Laws for Minors May Cut Adult Smoking as Well

Fewer legal-age smokers in states with tighter regulations, enforcement, study finds

6/13/2013
Tobacco Ads Spark Teen Smoking, Study Finds

Seeing just 10 advertisements boosts odds of smoking by 40 percent, researchers say

5/28/2013
More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds

But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say

5/16/2013
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC

ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

4/30/2013
School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

Large evidence review found less success among children who had already started

4/12/2013
To Stop Smoking, Teens Should Start Moving

Exercise can help curb the habit in young daily smokers, study shows

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/10/2013
Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies Doubles: Report

On-screen tobacco use encourages kids to start habit, CDC says

3/27/2013
Genes May Dictate Teens' Susceptibility to Heavy Smoking

While many try cigarettes, genetics might explain who gets hooked, study suggests

3/25/2013
Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults

Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

2/22/2013
Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids

Candid confessions might backfire, new study shows

2/18/2013
Youth Smoking, Obesity May Lead to Early Death

Study found first raised risk by 86 percent, while second increased it by 39 percent

1/25/2013
Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA

Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

1/7/2013
Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Smoking

Help prevent a dangerous habit

12/19/2012
Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report

Teen usage of some other drugs declining, U.S. officials say

12/13/2012
Pricey Cigarettes, Strict Schools Help Curb Teen Smoking

Broader community environment needs consideration, researcher says

12/12/2012
U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

12/10/2012
U.S. Task Force Urges Docs to Counsel Kids Against Smoking

Evidence shows that medical advice, education can keep young patients from lighting up

12/4/2012
Teen Girls Who Smoke May Up Risk for Future Bone Disease

Half of women's bone accumulation takes place during these early years, researchers say

12/3/2012
'Hiding' Cigarettes in Stores Might Keep Kids From Smoking: Study

U.S. law gives states, local governments the means to restrict advertising strategy and placement

11/28/2012
Steep Cigarette Tax Hike Could Save Lives, Money: Report

50 cents more a pack would mean 3 million more nonsmokers, 200,000 lives saved by 2085

11/27/2012
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study

Mothers with pack-a-day habits may have children who lag behind classmates

11/22/2012
Secondhand Smoke Very Unhealthy for Kids in Cars: Study

Backseat exposure to polluted air is worse than in restaurants, bars, casinos

11/15/2012
Majority of Biggest U.S. Cities Now Smoke-Free

Almost half of Americans protected from secondhand smoke, compared with 3 percent in 2000, CDC says