News: Youth

F.D.A. Orders Juul to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

By Matt Richtel and Andrew Jacobs, The New York Times June 23- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ordered Juul to stop selling e-cigarettes on the U.S. market, a profoundly damaging blow to a once-popular company whose […]

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posted on 06/23/2022

Young adults are underestimating the dangers of nicotine

Truth Initiative June 15-Many young adults aren’t aware of the dangers of nicotine, according to new Truth Initiative research published in BMJ Open. Nearly 1 in 3 believed nicotine to be no more harmful than a […]

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posted on 06/17/2022

The Legislature should get ahead of feds, enact stricter tobacco laws

By Tom McCoy, Featured in The Nevada Independent May 11- Would it surprise you to learn that tobacco companies added menthol and flavoring to their products to make them more palatable and appealing to users? What […]

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posted on 05/11/2022

The FDA Is Moving Forward with a Menthol Cigarette Ban. Here’s What the Science Says

By Jamie Ducharme, TIME May 3- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with plans to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars—policies that agency officials say could help prevent some of the roughly 500,000 […]

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posted on 05/04/2022

A Small Policy Change Could Transform the U.S. Vaping Industry

By Jamie Ducharme, Time Magazine March 11- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can now regulate e-cigarettes that contain synthetic nicotine, a shift that could slash the number of vaping products available in the U.S. […]

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posted on 03/21/2022

Nicotine use and stress

Truth Initiative  March 10- Using nicotine can be complicated. In the short-term, vaping nicotine may feel good by stimulating production of the “feel good” chemical in the brain called dopamine which can create feelings of pleasure […]

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posted on 03/17/2022

Over 2.5 million students were current users of tobacco products last year, survey shows

By Michael Nedelman, CNN March 10- About 1 in 8 US high school students — more than 2 million total — said they had used tobacco products in the previous 30 days, the vast majority being […]

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posted on 03/11/2022

The Loophole That’s Fueling a Return to Teenage Vaping

By Christina Jewett, The New York Times March 8- The Food and Drug Administration’s crackdown on flavored e-cigarettes in 2020 was meant to be a comprehensive, aggressive strategy to curtail the epidemic of teenage vaping. But two […]

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posted on 03/10/2022

Higher nicotine levels in fruit-, menthol-, and mint-flavored e-cigarettes is tied to greater nicotine dependence

Truth Initiative  February 17- Young people who vaped fruit-, menthol-, and mint-flavored e-cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations had greater nicotine dependence compared to those who used e-cigarettes with lower nicotine levels, according to new Truth Initiative […]

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posted on 02/17/2022

The Tobacco Giant That Won’t Stop Funding Anti-Smoking Programs for Kids

By Jamie Ducharme, Time Magazine February 14- Tobacco giant Altria, which owns the maker of Marlboro cigarettes and a stake in vaping company Juul Labs, has for years quietly funded substance-use-prevention training for middle and high school […]

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posted on 02/14/2022