News: Youth

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

E-cigarettes were less effective than gum and other nicotine replacement aids, study says

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN February 7- People using e-cigarettes to quit smoking found them to be less helpful than more traditional smoking cessations aids, a new study found. The study, published Monday in the journal BMJ, analyzed […]

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posted on 02/10/2022

Nearly all young children have traces of tobacco on their hands, study reveals

By John Anderer, via Nexstar Media Wire February 9– Young children are often getting their hands into everything. Unfortunately, a new study finds one of those things is tobacco. Along with all the other germs […]

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posted on 02/09/2022

Synthetic nicotine: Unregulated and increasingly popular

By Katherine Ellen Foley, Politico February 7- While top tobacco regulators dawdle over the fate of the e-cigarette industry, another class of vape is quietly restocking the market with unregulated, flavored products — and it’s drawing […]

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posted on 02/07/2022

US government fails when it comes to tobacco reduction, American Lung Association report says

By Carma Hassan, CNN January 26- The federal government gets “mostly failing grades on its efforts to prevent and reduce tobacco,” a new report from the American Lung Association says. The 20th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report calls […]

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posted on 02/03/2022

Increasing funding for state tobacco prevention key to reducing high school vaping

Truth Initiative January 21- Increasing state tobacco control spending could significantly decrease high school student vaping and frequency of vaping among high school e-cigarette users, according to a new study led by researchers at University of […]

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posted on 02/01/2022

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