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
Many times in life, you are going to be pressured into doing something you don’t want to. Your teenage years are no exception. In fact, this is a time in your ...
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 ...
When you start wondering if you are addicted to drugs – alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, cigarettes – it’s time to start thinking about taking action. That really means getting the right kind ...
Have you noticed that a lot of restaurants don’t have indoor smoking sections anymore? More and more cities, counties, and entire states are banning indoor smoking. People everywhere are getting the ...
Because a child’s body is still growing, teens and youth are vulnerable to its deadly effects. Smoking by children and adolescents hastens the onset of lung function decline during late adolescence ...
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 ...
Why shouldn’t I smoke? You’ve seen the slick cigarette ads in magazines and on billboards. They show beautiful people participating in all kinds of fun activities while they smoke. The message ...
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), ...
Message for Teenagers Know the law. Marijuana, hallucinogens, crack, cocaine, methamphetamine, and many other substance are illegal. Depending on where you are caught, you could face high fines and jail time. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
​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 ...
Teens and adolescents who used e-cigarettes for more than six months cited low cost and the desire to quit smoking as two of the biggest reasons for their habit, according to ...
Officials say a campaign to prevent teen smoking in Kansas City is progressing faster than expected. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2aG3rHa ) reports that a local campaign called Tobacco 21 began ...
Having a loved one struggle with a drug addiction can be overwhelming. Your desire to help absolutely comes from the right place, but it can feel impossible to know what do ...
E-cigarettes will stop more teenagers from dying from cancer, even if they do encourage some to take up smoking, a new study found. Since e-cigs went on sale in 1997 in ...
ig news published today in Pediatrics; a new study reports that adolescents who vape are 6 times more likely to smoke cigarettes in early adulthood. Researchers studied 11th and 12th graders ...