The CDC released new figures that show the number of people who smoke cigarettes is significantly lower for the first time in years. Teenagers, in particular, are quitting smoking cigarettes but are using other vaping devices, including e-cigarettes.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2018
An 18-year-old Pennsylvania hostess developed wet lung after vaping an e-cigarette for three weeks. She was treated at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and had to use a a mechanical ventilator for five days.
Public Health May 17, 2018
A NAS report that looked into the impact of e-cigarettes on public health found that the vaping devices are either harmful or beneficial depending on the user's age. At what age is using e-cigarettes a bad idea?
Public Health January 24, 2018
The depiction of tobacco in Hollywood movies increased by about 80 percent. Health experts are concerned about the potential effects on young people given the causal link between smoking in movies and teens starting to smoke.
Public Health July 10, 2017
Study found that 1 in 4 teens who have smoked an e-cigarette have also tried dripping before, the method that consists of vaping without the use of a tank cartridge for a strong hit with more clouds.
Public Health February 6, 2017
New research has shown that more pregnant teens tend to smoke traditional cigarettes in the aftermath of the e-cigarette regulation. The study suggests a better implementation of the laws in force.
Public Health January 29, 2017
The popularity of e-cigarettes among teens may reverse progress in tobacco control. Researchers found that teens who would have never tried smoking cigarettes are now vaping.
Public Health July 11, 2016
Whether vaping can eventually lead to cigarette smoking among the youth has long been a topic of discussion. How do young adults and teens really perceive vaping?
Public Health June 20, 2016
The latest survey on risk behaviors among teens has found an all-time low of students smoking tobacco or traditional cigarettes. On the other hand, vaping and use of e-cigarettes among these high school students are increasing.
Public Health June 10, 2016
The U.S. FDA has banned the sales of e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products to minors. The new regulations aims to curb teenage smoking problems all across the nation.
Public Health May 7, 2016
A new study shows advertisements increase teen use of e-cigarettes. How these ads lure kids is a question that must be looked into to mitigate the problem.
Public Health April 26, 2016
Teens in the United States were more likely to vape, researchers say. Those who are in middle and high school were more likely to take the habit if they frequently see online advertisements of e-cigarettes.
Public Health April 25, 2016
A new CDC report on teen smoking revealed something disturbing. Not only are there more teenagers smoking e-cigarettes, but more than half are also using more than one tobacco product.
Life April 19, 2016
More teens in the United States are using e-cigs but the rate of tobacco use stayed the same in the last four years, a CDC report says. According to health officials, it is too early to say whether e-cig use would lead to fewer people turning to tobacco products.
April 18, 2016
California has passed a bill that restricts the purchasing and smoking age to 21 years old. The blanket ban stirred opposing reactions from different experts. Will the restriction be enough to reduce tobacco use among teens?
Life March 14, 2016
California policymakers voted Thursday to lift the purchasing and smoking age from 18 to 21 years old. State Gov. Jerry Brown must sign the legislation first before it turns into law.
Life March 11, 2016
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to take up tobacco or cigarette smoking after one year. The study indicates that restricting teens from using e-cigarettes and barring their access to these devices are important.
Life January 26, 2016
Fewer teens may be smoking but secondhand smoke is still a widespread problem. As a result, even teens who don’t smoke face health risks.
Life January 11, 2016
The e-cigarette industry is spending tens of millions of dollars to target teens with advertising, the agency says. The industry faces little in the way of federal regulation of such advertising, it points out.
Life January 6, 2016
Hawaii institutes the first statewide measure in the U.S. raising the legal smoking age to 21. Military bases in Hawaii will also comply and say they support the move.
Life January 2, 2016
The popularity of e-cigs among adults in the United States is increasing, according to the CDC. Data suggests that conventional smokers who had quit smoking turn to the use of e-cigs and young adults in the country are interested in the device.
Life October 29, 2015
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged U.S. health authorities to raise the minimum age for purchasing e-cigarettes and tobacco to 21 years old. Children and teenagers are most vulnerable to smoke coming from these products, health experts said.
Life October 27, 2015
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder are set to embark on a longitudinal study that aims to map out the effects of substances on the adolescent brain. With the university's experience on multidisciplinary research, experts are looking forward to the study results.
Life October 1, 2015
A survey in Florida showed not only a dramatic decrease in cigarette smoking among teens, but also an increase in e-cigarette use of middle school and high school groups.
Life September 25, 2015
The choice of whether or not to smoke tobacco or use e-cigarettes depends a lot on family and friends, a new study concludes. How common is the habit?
Life July 28, 2015
The California Senate passes a bill to hike the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21. It also passes a bill that would see 'vapes,' e-cigarettes, regulated as tobacco products.
Society June 5, 2015
A number of cities and counties around the country have raised the legal smoking age to 21, but never an entire state. After passing a bill through the state House and Senate, however, Hawaii could become the first state requiring smokers to be at least 21 years old.
Life April 25, 2015
E-cigarette usage, or vaping, among middle and high school students in the U.S. has tripled from 2013 to 2014, the CDC says. Vaping may get people addicted or lead them to smoking regular cigarettes.
Internet Culture April 19, 2015
Survey finds fewer teens indulging in use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco. Marijuana use drops slightly even as more states legalize the drug for adults.
Life December 16, 2014
Teenagers are now more likely to use e-cigarettes than traditional forms of tobacco, but how widespread is the problem?
Life December 15, 2014
Study finds health risks in hookah smoking despite widespread belief the water pipes are safer than cigarettes. Popular with younger smokers, hookahs may be increasing their health risks, researchers say.
Life November 23, 2014
New researched based off an annual teen behavior questionnaire found that both alcohol and marijuana use has unhealthy outcomes. But a new study found that teens who smoke weed have different set of harmful effects than those who drink.
Internet Culture September 4, 2014
A new anti-tobacco ad features popular celebrities caught in the act. The stars are shown smoking in an ad that aired during Sunday’s MTV VMAs
Movies/TV Shows August 26, 2014
The American Heart Association released new policy guidelines on Monday that proposes the regulation of e-cigarettes. The policy raises concerns about marketing and teens, but believes e-cigarettes can help some quit smoking.
Internet Culture August 25, 2014
A new study shows that adolescent children who have heavy smokers as parents are more likely to become heavy smokers themselves. The study encourages parents to quit smoking so their children will less likely pick up the unhealthy habit in the future.
Life May 14, 2014