Tobacco and Kids Health News

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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

11/9/2010
OMG! Excessive Texting Tied to Risky Teen Behaviors

Kids who send more than 120 a day more likely to try drugs, alcohol and sex, researchers find

9/27/2010
Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra

American Academy of Pediatrics would ban cigarette advertisements altogether

9/16/2010
Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine on Rise in U.S.

Experts blame recession, growing acceptance of pot

9/13/2010
Smokeless Tobacco Products Can Be Deadly

Snuff, chewing tobacco come under fire from American Heart Association

9/2/2010
Smoking Seems to Backfire on Teens Hoping for a Lift

Instead, depressive symptoms likely to increase, study finds

9/1/2010
Teen Substance Use Seems to Differ by Race

California study finds Hispanics most likely to drink, smoke, use marijuana; Asians least likely

8/19/2010
Teen Survey Finds Gangs, Drugs Common in U.S. Schools

Over one-quarter of respondents say both problems infect their school environment

8/18/2010
FDA Mulling Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

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

7/19/2010
Cigarette Smoke May Up Cancer Risk By Interfering With Genes

'Entire networks of gene interaction' affected by such exposure, researchers find

7/19/2010
Ban Point-of-Sale Tobacco Ads in Retail Outlets, Researchers Urge

Teens twice as likely to try smoking if they frequent stores plastered with cigarette ads, study shows

7/8/2010
Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls

Goal of reducing rate to 16 percent by 2010 won't be met, CDC says

6/17/2010
New Tobacco Regulations to Take Effect

A year after Tobacco Control Act signed, American Cancer Society lauds latest restrictions

4/8/2010
State Cigarette Taxes Not Spent on Anti-Smoking Efforts

None of the states that boosted taxes in 2009 earmarked funds for smoking prevention, CDC finds

3/15/2010
Teen Girls Say Pink Camel in Cigarette Ads Caught Their Eye

Study finds link between catchy ads and whether teens smoke

3/2/2010
Secondhand Smoke Starts Damaging Arteries in Childhood

Passive exposure tied to blood vessel damage in 13-year-olds, research shows

1/26/2010
Young Smokers May Be More Apt to Try Pot

Behavioral problems are less indicative of future marijuana use, study finds

1/22/2010
Discrimination May Lead to Smoking in Boys

Stress felt by minority teens can lead to unhealthy behaviors, researchers say

12/30/2009
Living With a Smoker Puts Kids at Risk for Emphysema

Lung damage seen in otherwise healthy nonsmoking adults, study finds

12/14/2009
Marijuana Use No Longer Dropping Among U.S. Teens

Federal report cites lower rates for meth and smoking, but concerns about prescription abuse

12/3/2009
Movies May Tempt Teens to Smoke

The more smoking scenes viewed, the more likely they were to light up, study found

12/3/2009
Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers

New studies also find that children exposed to smoke are at risk of lung cancer

12/3/2009
Lung Cancer's Racial Gap Narrowing

Anti-smoking campaigns aimed at teens reduce differences in incidence, deaths, research shows

10/28/2009
Even Light Smoking Affects Young Adults' Arteries

Damage makes it harder to run and climb steps, researcher says

10/15/2009
Smoking Bans Good for Non-Smokers' Hearts: Study

Report could get more states to pass laws to curtail secondhand smoke, experts say

10/13/2009
Phone Counseling Helps Teens Quit Smoking

Personalized, motivational calls succeeded in study of high school students

10/1/2009
Smoking in Pregnancy Linked to Psychotic Symptoms in Kids

Study also connects heavy alcohol use to psychiatric disturbances

9/8/2009
Program Curbs Teen Substance Abuse, Delinquency

Prevention efforts focused on the community pay off, study finds

6/2/2009
Too Much Media May Be Tough on Kids' Health

Expert warns parents to limit access to computers, TV and more

4/17/2009
Tough Laws, Higher Prices Mean Fewer Kids Smoke

Study finds that enforcing existing laws cuts rate by 21 percent

4/3/2009
Poor Kids Exposed to More Secondhand Smoke

Wealthier households are less apt to include adult smokers, study finds

3/26/2009
U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health

Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

3/5/2009
More Teen Boys Are Using Smokeless Tobacco, Survey Finds

But expert warns that it's not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking

9/8/2008
Fewer College Kids Smoking, But Industry Tactics a Threat

Tobacco firms spend $1M a day sponsoring campus events, giveaways, lung association says

8/22/2008
Home Smoking Ban Keeps Teens From Lighting Up

But parental behavior remains strong influence on kids' attitudes, study says

8/21/2008
Tobacco Marketing Promotes Youth Cigarette Use

But landmark report also says mass media anti-tobacco campaigns work, too

7/1/2008
Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective

They not only cut secondhand exposure but also helped current users cut back, study finds

6/10/2008
Decline in Cigarette Sales Offset by Use of Alternative Products

Low taxes on substitute tobacco items keep addiction affordable, study says

5/14/2008
Waterpipe Smoking in Colleges Could Become Public Health Problem

They contain same toxins as cigarettes, but users think they're safer, study finds

1/10/2008
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise

But more needs to be done on federal, state levels to combat tobacco use, report says

1/8/2008
Smoking in Movies Linked to Kids Lighting Up

Many youth-rated films show smoking scenes, study says, and that early exposure influences young people to start the habit

10/2/2007
9/4/2007
Nicotine in Breast Milk Shortens Baby's Naptime

Study finds a 37% reduction in total sleep when moms smoked before feeding

9/4/2007
Smoking in Movies May Put Teens at Risk

Silver screen cues tend to reinforce positive associations with the habit, study says

8/29/2007
School, Church Activities May Help Curb Youth Smoking

Kids less likely to light up if postive values are stressed, study suggests

5/8/2007
Retail Tobacco Ads Boost Likelihood of Teens' Smoking

Price cuts, promotions lure casual users into regular puffing, study finds

1/9/2007
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise

But 34 states aren't spending enough on smoking-cessation programs, report says

12/21/2006
A Checklist for Avoiding Common Holiday Dangers

Pediatric group urges families to wrap the gift of safety for children

12/4/2006
Movie, TV Smoking Doubles Kids' Chances of Lighting Up

Study finding underscores need to have FDA regulate sale and marketing of tobacco products, expert says

9/25/2006
Parents Often Naive About Children's Drug Use

Age a key factor as the older the child, the more likely moms and dads are aware