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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|

Tobacco use fueled by e-cigs, hookah remains high among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos


Tobacco use remains a serious problem among Hispanic/Latino adults, with increasing use and acceptance of e-cigarettes and hookah among younger tobacco users living in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Hookah, also known as a water […]

Scientific Sessions 2015 Summary

Featured research from Scientific Sessions 2015: 54 Heart drugs lessen damage Adding a heart failure drug to breast cancer treatment lessens damage to the heart. 53 Cardiac rehab coverage expanded Medicare’s and Medicaid’s newly extended cardiac rehabilitation coverage for chronic heart failure patients with symptoms has tripled the number who are […]

November 6th, 2015||0 Comments|

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|