Tobacco and Kids Health News

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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

11/15/2012
Great American Smokeout Is Thursday

Anti-smoking advocates want to jump-start stalled momentum for quitting

11/13/2012
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Sway Smokers, Study Finds

Research suggests graphic images get the public health message across

11/8/2012
Campaign Has Smokers Listening to Smoking's Victims

CDC's graphic ads featuring ex-smokers appear to be getting people's attention

9/6/2012
Smokers Are Still High School's 'Cool Kids,' Study Finds

Power of peer approval outweighs decades of public health education among teens

8/24/2012
Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll

Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

8/22/2012
Scientists ID Cancer-Causing Agent in Smokeless Tobacco

Study rats received equivalent of daily half-tin of ingredient over 30 years

8/22/2012
Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey

Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

8/21/2012
Teens Who Drink, Smoke More Likely to Abuse Painkillers: Study

An estimated 3.5 million young adults in U.S. abuse prescription opioids, researchers say

8/20/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex

Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

8/2/2012
Smokers Drop Pricey Cigarettes for Cheaper Alternatives: CDC

Other tobacco products allow industry to work around tax hikes, labeling regs, study authors say

7/30/2012
More College Women Smoking Hookahs

Many believe the water pipes are safer than cigarette smoking, but researchers say they're bad for lungs, gums

7/3/2012
Summer Is Peak Time for Teens to Try Drugs, Alcohol: Report

Experts advise parents to be alert, help kids structure their days

6/28/2012
40 Million Americans Addicted to Cigarettes, Alcohol or Drugs

About 16 percent of Americans aged 12 and older are hooked

6/21/2012
Anti-Smoking Ads Have Increased Quit Attempts: CDC

Ads featuring people living with harsh effects of smoking exceeded expectations

3/15/2012
CDC Launches Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

The hope is to get 50,000 people to quit, the agency says

3/8/2012
Surgeon General: Nearly 4 Million U.S. Kids Still Smoke

Report says tobacco industry targets marketing toward children

3/7/2012
Fetal Cocaine Exposure May Not Affect Kids' Academics: Study

Drinking during pregnancy did show impact on learning ability

3/5/2012
Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby's Eczema Risk

But study finds no raised risk for skin condition from exposure early in pregnancy or after birth

1/17/2012
FDA to Weigh Safety of Tobacco Lozenges, Strips

Experts fear candy-like products could put children at risk for nicotine addiction, poisoning

12/14/2011
Electronic Cigarette Makers Must Prove Safety of Products: Report

Institute of Medicine details testing that should be done to back any claims of reduced disease risk

11/22/2011
College Students Smoke When They Party, Drink and Work

Prevention programs should target students when they are most likely to smoke, researchers say

11/17/2011
Smokeout Day: The Best Ways to Quit

Counseling plus medicine works better than going cold turkey, experts advise

11/17/2011
One in 12 Teens Engages in Self-Harm: Report

Practice often disappears by adulthood, but can be a predictor of suicide

11/10/2011
Most Smokers Want to Quit, CDC Report Finds

Drugs and counseling can double, triple odds of success, experts say

11/8/2011
Public Smoking Bans May Spill Over to Households

Total tobacco bans in workplaces, restaurants linked to more smoke-free homes

10/12/2011
Rising Global Smoking Rates Could Add Millions of TB Deaths

Even a small drop in smoking rates could prevent many from dying from the infectious lung disease, researchers say

10/7/2011
Community-Wide Effort May Help Tame Troubled Teens

Towns using 'Communities That Care' system saw decrease in vandalism, theft, study finds

10/6/2011
National Study Will Track Tobacco Use in U.S.

Findings will guide FDA in creating programs, policies to eliminate smoking

10/3/2011
Smoking May Double Risk for Stroke

Those attacks occur about a decade sooner than for non-smokers, study finds

9/19/2011
Exercise Ups Kids' Quit-Smoking Success Rate

Approach much more successful than intervention alone, especially for boys, finds study

9/7/2011
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

7/18/2011
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Hearing Loss in Teens

Children exposed to it may need to be screened for auditory problems, researchers say

7/11/2011
ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke

Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

6/30/2011
Illegal Tobacco Sales to U.S. Minors Reach All-Time Low

Downward trend the result of a federal and state partnership, report says

6/21/2011
FDA Unveils Graphic Images for Cigarette Packs

The warnings must appear on all products, advertising by September 2012

5/2/2011
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Boys' Blood Pressure

Study finds it puts them at risk for hypertension later in life

3/18/2011
FDA Panel: Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Would Boost Health

Agency experts say the smokes encourage youth, minorities to take up the habit

1/24/2011
Heavy Smoking Linked to Small Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Association only noted for premenopausal women with no pregnancies, study says

1/20/2011
40 States Get an 'F' in Tobacco Prevention From New Report Card

But American Lung Association gives FDA a 'B' and federal government passing grades

1/17/2011
Cigarette Ads Do Spur Teens to Light Up, Study Finds

The more advertisements they saw, the more likely they were to smoke, researchers say

1/10/2011
Secondhand Smoke Tied to High Blood Pressure in Kids

Exposure poses risk for lifelong cardiovascular problems, experts say

1/5/2011
FDA Launches Review of Tobacco Products

New, changed items can be no more harmful than products already on market

12/17/2010
Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins

Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

12/13/2010
Neighboring Apartments May Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke

Findings support smoking bans in multi-unit housing, researchers say

12/7/2010
Teens in Smoking Homes May Get More Ear Infections

Doctors should educate parents on the dangers of secondhand smoke, researchers say

12/7/2010
Watching R-rated Movies Ups Odds of Teens Smoking

Yet, only one in three is restricted by parents from viewing such movies, study finds

11/18/2010
FDA Advisers Renew Review on Whether to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Opponents say cool, minty taste masks harsh chemicals, lures kids, minorities to take up smoking