Tobacco and Kids Health News

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1/10/2006
Nine States Have Banned Smoking in Public Places

But 40 fail to adequately finance tobacco-prevention programs, report says

1/28/2005
Anti-Tobacco Programs Cut Teen Smoking Rates

But states aren't spending the recommended levels on such campaigns, study says

11/17/2004
Give It Up for the Great American Smokeout

Every attempt to quit is a step toward stopping for good, experts say

8/16/2004
Patch Helps Teens Quit Smoking, Too

Researchers say kicking habit is no easier for them

7/19/2004
Steep Tax Would Curb Youth Smoking

Study: Spending money on programs would cut rate sharply

6/29/2004
Girls Likelier to Smoke if Screen Idols Do

Study finds them at double the risk of starting

6/24/2004
Many Doctors Don't Ask Teens About Smoking

Researchers say a golden opportunity is being missed

6/17/2004
High School Smoking Rates Plummet

CDC says number fell 40% between 1997 and 2003

5/31/2004
Say So Long to Spit Tobacco

Dipping, chewing aren't safe alternatives to smoking, experts say

5/21/2004
Proposed Legislation Gives FDA Power to Regulate Tobacco

Government agency would oversee use of additives and advertising

4/15/2004
State Cuts in Anti-Smoking Efforts Raise Teens' Risk

Minnesota survey finds negative impact almost immediately

2/3/2004
Black Youths Likelier to Quit Smoking

Study cites parental disapproval, less exposure to peers who smoke

1/21/2004
Cutting Back on the Butts? Save Your Breath

It may not be enough to eliminate your cancer risk

11/18/2003
Helping Kids Kick the Cigarette Habit

Young smokers struggle with adult-sized addictions

9/9/2003
Cigarettes Just a Click Away for Minors

Study finds 90% success rate for kids buying tobacco online

7/29/2003
Policing Stores Doesn't Curtail Teen Smoking

Study finds kids will get cigarettes elsewhere

6/9/2003
Smoke Screen

Study: Tobacco use in movies spurs teens to smoke

4/24/2003
If Weight Matters, She's Bound to be a Smoker

Poor self-image is source of the problem for teenaged girls

3/7/2003
Smoking Linked to Impotence

Pack a day boosts risk by 60 percent

2/3/2003
Bored Students More Likely to Smoke

Study finds they're more likely to take cigarette promotional items and smoke

1/7/2003
States Flunk Report on Tobacco Control

Lung group accuses them of wasting funds from 1998 settlement

11/4/2002
Parents' Behavior Prompts Kids to Smoke

Children at higher risk if they're asked to light or buy cigarettes

10/29/2002
The More Education, the More Likely You'll Quit Smoking After Pregnancy

Poorly educated women are least likely to stay off smokes

8/28/2002
Teens Easy Prey for Tobacco

They get hooked on cigarettes very quickly

8/14/2002
Every Puff of Tobacco is Dangerous

Even those who don't inhale suffer from health problems, study says

7/31/2002
Turns Out Secondhand Smoke, Not Curiosity, Can Kill a Cat

Study underscores the threat to humans, especially children

6/7/2002
Weight-Wary Girls Prone to Smoking

They believe tobacco will keep them thin, new research says

6/2/2002
Evidence-Based Programs Keep Kids Away From Drugs and Alcohol

Experienced teachers also key to school prevention programs

5/28/2002
Delaware Readies Nation's Toughest Smoking Ban

It would outlaw smoking in all public places

5/16/2002
Teen Smoking Rates Drop Sharply

Higher cigarette taxes a big contributor to the trend

5/7/2002
Smoke Gets in Kids' Hair

Even parents who light up outdoors expose children to smoke

5/6/2002
Secondhand Smoke Could Spell Second-Rate Smarts for Kids

More evidence mounts against the dangers of tobacco smoke

4/1/2002
Depressed Teens More Likely to Light Up

An attraction to tobacco ads also fuels the risk they'll become smokers

2/14/2002
The Movies Made Me Do It

Children who watch R-rated films more likely to try smoking, drinking

12/21/2001
Kids Don't Snuff Out Parental Smoking Warnings

Survey finds far fewer smokers among kids whose parents disapprove of the habit

12/14/2001
Film Puffs Attract Teen Buffs

Smoking scenes in movies encourage kids to light up, says study

12/11/2001
Logging On, Lighting Up

Internet sites lure smokers and kids with cheap cigarettes

11/16/2001
'Tough Puff' Deters Teen Smokers

Threat of legal enforcement helps discourages the habit, new research suggests

10/16/2001
EPA to Parents: Puff Outdoors

Smokers should take their habit outside, away from their kids, says new government campaign

10/5/2001
Survey Finds Sharp Drop in Youth Smoking

New teen smokers fall by one-third; drug use flat

9/19/2001
School Health Programs Get Mixed Review

Tobacco use down but physical education needs work, says CDC

8/28/2001
Pregnant Smokers: Great Expectations Dashed

Decade-long decline marred by increase among teens

8/15/2001
Kids Still Bombarded With Cigarette Ads

Study: Pact that would ban them ineffective

8/13/2001
More Risk for Teen Smokers

Bacterial meningitis, linked to tobacco smoke, is on the rise in young adults

8/5/2001
Teens Light Up as Stress Takes its Toll

Researchers point to adult-like pressures for rise in smoking

7/28/2001
Turning Teens Off Tobacco

Fight to prevent, reduce teen smoking frustrates doctors, educators

6/12/2001
Kids Can't Filter Cigarette Fantasy

Tobacco ads leave kids with positive view of smoking, says study

5/16/2001
Turning Teens Off Tobacco

Fight to prevent, reduce teen smoking frustrates doctors, educators

5/10/2001
Teen Smokers Find It Tough to Quit

Research program examines benefits of smoking-cessation programs

5/9/2001
Smoke Screen Helps Minors Buy Cigarettes

Stores less likely to verify age if you flash an ID, study says