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Millions of teens admit to using tobacco products, alarming health leaders

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death among U.S. adults, according to the CDC. Experts say a new generation of kids and teenagers are fighting nicotine addiction, a group that statistically never would have if it weren't for electronic cigarettes. A new 2022 study by the CDC and the FDA has alarmed public...

CDC report shows more than 3 million teens using tobacco

More than 11% of youth across the country reported current (past 30-day) use of tobacco products, according to the latest report from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They say that includes 2.51 million (16.5%) high school students and 530,000 (4.5%) middle school students. The report also shows that...

More than 3 million middle and high school students reported using tobacco in 2022

More than 3 million US middle and high schoolers – about 11% of those students – reported current tobacco use in 2022, according to a new study from researchers at the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the ninth consecutive year, e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco...

Report: Tobacco industry continuing decades-long targeting of Black communities, women, youth with menthol products

Report: Tobacco industry continuing decades-long targeting of Black communities, women, youth with menthol products Ads and internal corporate documents as early as the 1930s through today show intense and sustained effort to promote menthol sales. DALLAS, October 4, 2022 — The massive growth in popularity of menthol cigarettes over several decades is the result of the...

FTC: E-cigarette use by youth on the rise despite federal ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWLP) – A new report released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finds that sales of flavored disposable e-cigarettes and menthol e-cigarette cartridges among youth rose in 2020. According to the report, youth e-cigarette use shifted to substitute products rather than declined, and that the distribution of free and discounted e-cigarettes – a practice...

Pastor offered $250,000 to oppose menthol cigarette ban

A pastor was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars to lead a campaign against banning the sale of menthol cigarettes in the US, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. Reverend Horace Sheffield, a prominent Black civil rights campaigner in Detroit, was told the money was coming from RJ Reynolds, the tobacco giant behind America’s...

FDA must end sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now has authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution and marketing of tobacco products containing nicotine from any source. The FDA proposal to end the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars will save thousands of lives each and every year in the future. Nicotine is an insecticide and is the...

FDA sends warning letters on synthetic nicotine, missing deadline for more severe action

(CNN)Wednesday was the deadline for the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products to take action on popular synthetic nicotine products, but the agency stopped short of the drastic moves demanded by lawmakers and anti-tobacco advocates. Synthetic nicotine is the industry's attempt to sidestep FDA oversight with lab-made nicotine, which doesn't come from...

Judge temporarily blocks Washington County flavored tobacco ban

A voter-approved ban on flavored tobacco in Washington County has yet to go into effect after a judge issued an injunction on it Tuesday, saying the county wasn’t prepared to enforce it anyway. County health officials say that’s not exactly the case. But they concede they’ll have to allow sales of the kid-friendly cancer-causing flavored...

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