Teens Smoke To Lose Weight

Teen Smoking

Doctors and public health experts assume that people smoke cigarettes because they’re addicted to the nicotine. But, among US teens who are frequent smokers, 46 percent of girls and 30 percent of boys smoke in part to control their weight. “It’s not always just about the immediate pleasure or enjoyment; … Continue reading

Cleveland Bans Tobacco, E-Cigarette Sales To People Under 21

Cleveland Tobacco Ban

Cleveland City Council passed legislation on Monday (December 7th, 2015) banning the sale or distribution of cigarettes, tobacco or other smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, to young adults. The hope is that increasing the minimum sales age from 18 would disrupt the supply to adolescents and teens. The Council also passed a … Continue reading

Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are More Likely To Try Tobacco

Teens Who Try E-Cigs Try Tobacco

Written by Patti Neighmond – NPR See original article here While electronic cigarettes may be marketed as alternatives that will keep teenagers away from tobacco, a study suggests that may not be the case. Trying e-cigarettes increased the odds that a teenager would also try tobacco cigarettes and become regular smokers, … Continue reading