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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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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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The need to belong and experience social connections is a fundamental human characteristic. Prior research has shown that social rejection is linked to increases in negative emotions, distress, and hostility. This study examined the impact of social rejection on alcohol …

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an examination of national trend data shows that heroin and synthetic opioids are driving a recent increase in cocaine-related overdose deaths. The assessment was conducted by scientists at the National Institute on …

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College students who consume medium-to-high levels of alcohol and marijuana have a consistently lower GPA, according to a study published March 8, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Shashwath Meda from Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living, USA, and colleagues. …

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