Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on Pinterest Connect on Google Plus Connect on YouTube

Tobacco (Tag)

National Health News E-Cigarette Ads Target Millions of Kids, CDC Says

E-Cigarette Ads Target Millions of Kids, CDC Says

arette makers are pouring tens of millions of dollars into advertising their wares — and teenagers are getting the message loud and clear, federal health officials reported Tuesday. As advertising skyrockets, so do the number of teens seeing it. They’re vaping by the millions now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. The CDC […]

1/5/16 at 5:06 pm     650      , ,     NBC News
National Health News Voices: Are e-cigs bad for you? I’m not sure.

Voices: Are e-cigs bad for you? I’m not sure.

-cigarettes a savior for smokers, a lurking global danger … or both? You might think I’d know. After all, I’m director of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I’ve been involved in tobacco policy research for more than two decades, studying everything from what helps […]

10/6/15 at 12:43 pm     604      ,     USA Today
Local Health News Concerns Raised About Underage Smokers’ Access To Cheap Cigars

Concerns Raised About Underage Smokers’ Access To Cheap Cigars

ecent failure of 11 stores throughout Bourne to pass a semi-annual tobacco sales compliance check has placed a spotlight squarely on the issue of selling tobacco products to minors and the uses for which those products are being bought. In some cases, young people may be smoking to satisfy a nicotine fix. County and […]

8/3/15 at 11:17 am     811      , ,     CapeNews.Net
Local Health News Cape towns ban beach smoking

Cape towns ban beach smoking

Kelly could not have asked for a more beach-perfect day Friday, with a blazing sun and waves lapping quietly at the shore of Cape Cod Bay. But as he relaxed with his family under a blue umbrella, there was one pleasure the 63-year-old Bostonian knew he could not indulge here on Corporation Beach — […]

7/4/15 at 10:54 am     708      ,     Boston Globe
National Health News Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks

Pregnant women may be unaware of possible e-cigarette risks

small U.S. study, nearly half of all pregnant women surveyed did not think electronic cigarettes contain nicotine or know that the devices can be addictive. Almost half of the group of 316 pregnant women also believed e-cigarettes were less harmful to their fetuses than traditional cigarettes, when in fact the safety of using […]

6/12/15 at 10:01 am     685      , , , ,     Reuters
National Health News California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21 from 18

California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21 from 18

alifornia Senate voted on Tuesday to raise the legal smoking age in the most populous U.S. state to 21 from 18, in a move that could make California one of the states with the highest smoking age. The measure was approved by the Senate 26-8 and must now be approved by the state Assembly. […]

6/3/15 at 1:51 pm     658      ,     Reuters
National Health News E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year

E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year

nt e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Findings from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey show […]

4/21/15 at 10:40 am     612      , ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Health News Lifelong Health begins before Birth

Lifelong Health begins before Birth

217;ve long known that a pregnant mother’s alcohol and tobacco use can harm a developing fetus, but we’re now learning much more about how a baby’s first nine months before birth can affect its health into adulthood. The environment of the womb, which is determined by a mother’s health, lifestyle and surroundings, can alter the […]

4/14/15 at 11:14 am     613      , , ,     Medical Xpress