News: Youth

More than 30% of retailers are illegally selling tobacco products to minors

By Bob Conrad, This is Reno January 25- Stores selling tobacco and e-cigarette products are failing compliance checks at what anti-tobacco advocates say are alarming rates. That’s based on data from the Attorney General’s office and […]

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posted on 01/28/2022

American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” Report Release

The 20th annual American Lung Association “State of Tobacco Control” report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. The report serves as a blueprint for […]

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posted on 01/27/2022

New Report: States Continue to Shortchange Tobacco Prevention Programs, Though a Few States Show a Welcome Increase

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids/ PR Newswire January 13- As the nation continues to face dual health threats from an unprecedented respiratory pandemic and a youth e-cigarette epidemic that threatens millions of young people with a lifetime […]

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posted on 01/17/2022

Smoking rates decline steeply in teens in 2021

Truth Initiative January 10- Youth smoking dropped to an all-time low of 2.3% in 2021 – down from nearly 23% in 2000 – according to recent data from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, […]

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posted on 01/14/2022

FDA Oversight of E-Cigarettes Gathers Speed: A Conversation with Mitch Zeller

National Cancer Institute January 5- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first attempted to regulate e-cigarettes more than a decade ago. The regulations would have treated e-cigarettes as what the agency calls drug/device combination products. What […]

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posted on 01/10/2022

Oregon tobacco sellers must get $953 license

By Nick Morgan, Mail Tribune January 5- A new Oregon law will remove penalties for underage tobacco buyers but adds stiffer consequences for stores that illegally sell tobacco to youth. Effective Jan. 1, stores that sell […]

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posted on 01/06/2022

New Zealand’s unique cigarette ban may be a model for other countries

By Becky Sullivan, NPR December 15- When New Zealand officials announced a unique, comprehensive plan last week to effectively end cigarette smoking in their country, tobacco researchers and health policy advocates elsewhere around the world perked […]

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posted on 12/20/2021

New Zealand to ban cigarettes for future generations

BBC New Zealand will ban the sale of tobacco to its next generation, in a bid to eventually phase out smoking. Anyone born after 2008 will not be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products in […]

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posted on 12/14/2021

How One Massachusetts Town Could Shape the Future of Tobacco

By Jamie Ducharme, Time December 9- As Katharine Silbaugh sees it, one mark of a good public policy is being both big and small: big in its potential impact, small in its disruption to people’s lives. […]

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posted on 12/09/2021

How Tobacco, E-Cigarette Companies Are Reaching Children with Advertisements

By Bob Curley, Healthline November 28- Tobacco ads on television have been banned since 1971. Advertisements on billboards, paid brand product placement, cartoons, tobacco brand sponsorships of sporting events and concerts, and advertising and marketing practices targeting […]

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posted on 11/30/2021