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High school students who try e-cigarettes more likely to smoke


Los Angeles high school students who tried electronic cigarettes were more likely to smoke cigarettes, cigars or hookahs within a year than those who hadn’t tried e-cigarettes, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA

E-cigarettes deliver a nicotine-containing aerosol popularly called vapor by heating a […]

August 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Teens smoking less, using e-cigarettes more, new report finds

E-cigarettes have surpassed tobacco cigarettes among teens for the first time, according to a national study.

The findings come from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, which tracks trends in substance use among students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades. This is the first time the annual survey […]

December 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy statement on these products.

The American Heart Association – which […]

August 24th, 2014|Blog|3 Comments|

Research: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

Despite marketing claims, there’s no proof that e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit — and they may even hurt their efforts to stop, according to new research.

“The overall cessation argument that’s made to sell e-cigarettes is directly contradicted by the evidence,” said Stanton Glantz, professor of medicine at the […]

May 14th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment|

E-cigarettes should be kept from minors, convenience store group says

U.S. convenience stores should sell electronic cigarettes only to adults, following the same ID procedures used for tobacco sales, according to a position statement issued by a national association of stores Friday.

The National Association of Convenience Stores, which represents about 3,800 retailers and supplier companies, said convenience stores are the largest retail […]

March 14th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment|

CDC: Flavored tobacco entices kids to smoke


Seven in 10 middle school and high school students — or 3.26 million — who used tobacco in the previous month used a flavored variety, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration.

“Flavored tobacco products are enticing a new generation […]

September 30th, 2015|Blog, Children|0 Comments|

Back to school, back to good health


With summer drawing to a close, back-to-school season not only is a time to stock up on supplies, it’s also an opportunity to encourage kids to eat healthy, be active and avoid secondhand smoke.

A smoke-free environment can promote children’s brain development, prevent addictions and lead […]

August 17th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

E-cigarette use triples for middle and high school students


E-cigarette use has tripled among middle and high school students in the past year and now surpasses traditional cigarettes and every other tobacco product, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The findings from the 2014 National Youth […]

April 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment|

AHA e-cigarette policy misunderstood

A research summary presented at an American Heart Association conference is being used to misrepresent the organization’s e-cigarette policy.

The summary was presented at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions 2014 meeting for cardiologists and other heart specialist in Chicago last November.

It was published in the scientific journal Circulation and concluded that […]

Law banning smoking on U.S. airline flights passed 25 years ago

Advocates on Monday hailed a law enacted 25 years ago banning smoking on domestic airlines as the catalyst for smoke-free workplace laws that exist today.

The law passed a quarter of a century ago when the dangers of secondhand smoke weren’t well known.

“We knew it was harmful, but we didn’t […]

February 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|