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As fewer kids smoke traditional cigarettes, tobacco companies are enticing them with a booming market of sweet-flavored tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes and cigars, according to a report issued by five leading public health organizations. E-cigarettes are sold in over 7,700 flavors, …

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The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that a study in the February 2018 Pediatrics found that teenagers who engaged with online tobacco marketing were more likely to try and use tobacco products more frequently, and less likely to stop using the products. …

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Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids January 25, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee today found that scientific evidence Philip Morris International provided contains serious gaps and was insufficient to support …

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Exposing teens to graphic anti-smoking posters may actually increase the risk that some start smoking, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Conducted in a one-of-a-kind laboratory that replicates a convenience store, the study found that some teens who viewed …

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Seven years ago, Robert Kerley, who makes his living as a truck driver, was loading drywall when a gust of wind knocked him off the trailer. Kerley fell 14 feet and hurt his back. For pain, a series of doctors …

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In December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a warning letter to the marketers and distributors of Legal Lean Syrup, a drink, and Coco Loko, a “snortable” chocolate powder, for selling unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs. The warning …

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A message from CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America): Every year, tradition calls for champagne corks to be popped and wine to be passed as family and friends gather to celebrate the holidays and new year. While the celebratory toasts invoke …

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Nearly one in three 12th graders report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine, to marijuana, to “just flavoring.” …

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Gary and Chris lost their oldest son, Alex, to an accidental heroin & fentanyl overdose. Alex died on his 22nd birthday, in December, 2015. After Alex’s passing, Gary, Chris, and their other son, Charlie, gave presentations to teens and parents …

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Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News WESTMINSTER, Calif. — After Yarly Raygoza attended the drug prevention program at the Boys & Girls Club here last year, she used what she learned to talk a few friends out of using marijuana. The …

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