Many teens have questions about drugs. On Drug Facts Chat Day, NIDA scientists get to listen in and answer these questions from students all across the country. Read More
Nick started smoking cigarettes when he was 11, maybe 12, and he kept at it for years. “Until my parents got fed up with it,” says Nick, now 18, a high ...
According to Kids Health, about 3,900 kids and teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 start smoking cigarettes every single day. According to the Surgeon General, 3 out of 4 ...
It’s a display that could save a life. And with drug and alcohol abuse taking hundreds of lives in the St. Louis area every year, it’s a display every parent should ...
People under 21 in Jefferson City can no longer buy tobacco products. But Jefferson City is the 11th city or county in Missouri to pass this ordinance, leaving many to wonder ...
Some of the most common concerns for parents of adolescents are tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. The pressure to experiment with these substances can come from friends and peers. If you suspect ...
Teen smokers are more prone to experience depression, according to a new scientific study published in the academic journal “Drug and Alcohol Dependence.” The research also suggests that the frequency of ...
Today’s teen smokers may have worse mental health than teen smokers of years past: The group has experienced a spike in depression in recent years, according to a new study. Researchers ...
Smoking rates in teens declined between 2002 and 2014. Electronic-cigarette enthusiasts have suggested that this decline is due to the availability of e-cigarettes, which have been growing in popularity since their ...
Tobacco is a leafy plant grown around the world, including in parts of the United States. There are many chemicals found in tobacco or created by burning it (as in cigarettes), ...
As 2017 begins, we are still facing a crisis of addiction in this country. Major steps are being taken, but there is still work to be done. Because the issue is ...
One in four high school teens who have used e-cigarettes have also tried a potentially dangerous new vaping method called “dripping” — dropping e-cigarette liquid directly onto the hot coils of ...
If you’re a teen or young adult, it may seem like a lot of fun to get high or drunk. When you look at your friends who are intoxicated, they don’t ...
E-cigarettes are trending these days and mostly amongst youngsters and teenagers. This is the most popular tobacco product among middle schoolers and high schoolers according to a survey. Vaping is more ...
Teen drug use is largely on the decline, with one notable exception — marijuana. Nearly 23 percent of high school seniors reported using marijuana in the past month, according to new ...
Unfortunately, I’ve had this conversation many times. One of the most challenging aspects of adolescent medicine is changing unhealthy behaviors like smoking. My patients know that it’s bad, really bad, but ...
Pharmacies are a trusted source of health information and services. Yet in 2016, more than 50,000 pharmacies still sell tobacco — the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S., ...
Smoking rates in the U.S. are the lowest they’ve ever been, but cancer experts worry about the use of other tobacco products. “When you look across all different types of tobacco ...
New research suggests it is never too early to begin interventions to reduce the risk of teen substance abuse. Investigators from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) discovered ...
At first, electric cigarettes was considered to be a better way of smoking out in public. But now, electric cigarettes have become popular amongst teens. Research has shown that teens that ...
Fruit- or candy-flavored electronic cigarettes may entice American teens to start smoking tobacco, a new study suggests. Using data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey, researchers at the University of ...
Teen addictions are increasing drastically in the United States. Based on a recent study, there is 15 percent of teens engaging in substance abuse, and 15.5 percent of teens have smoked, ...
It seems that almost every issue of our journal contains a study on risks pertaining to e-cigarettes or combustible tobacco products—all involving teen use. But what do adolescents think of e-cigarettes ...
‘Teens’ is a decisive period of your child’s life. They will have to face several crucial stages while moving towards adolescence. Consciously or unconsciously, they might feel they don’t need you, ...
“So, how was your day? Anything exciting happen?” asked the mother as she picked up her daughter from school. Her teenage daughter grunted as she got into the car, “Just the ...
Drug and alcohol abuse can destroy the lives of children. I don’t know how much more frank I can be. All too often as a teacher I have seen young people’s ...
U.S. teens seem to be losing interest in smoking cigarettes and cigars, a new federal report finds. The same can’t be said of e-cigarettes. Fewer students reported trying cigarettes or cigars ...
School’s back in session, and it’s time for fall sports, homecoming and other events. When and wherever kids gather, parents often worry about drug and alcohol use. So, how do you ...
Any time is a good time to talk to your kids about drugs. Substance abuse expert Mike Gimbel talks about the realities of children using drugs. Read More
​Public health officials consider electronic cigarettes a gateway to tobacco use for many teens, but a recent study suggests that many U.S. teens aren’t vaping for the nicotine. Researchers from the ...