Tag - Youth

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...

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...

Cigarette advertising aggressively targets kids in low- and middle-income countries, a new study finds

The big idea The world’s largest multinational tobacco companies are advertising cigarettes to kids near playgrounds and schools in 42 majority low- and middle-income countries. That’s the key finding of our recently published paper. Through our on-the-ground data collection at 19,500 points of sale, we identified tobacco industry advertising and promotions demonstrating four common tactics. These include...

ATCA urges African governments to uphold tobacco control at WHO Regional Committee Meeting

Participating in the 72nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa in Lome, the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) has called on governments to put more efforts to protect future generations and guarantee a healthy and tobacco-free Africa. Leonce Dieudonne Sessou, Executive Secretary of the pan African alliance made the...

WA researchers look at how state laws can be used to stop influencers promoting vaping on social media

Key points: WA researchers will look at what changes can be made to state laws to stop young people seeing vaping adds on social media There are concerns about the growing number of young people using e-cigarettes It's believed social media platforms are playing a role in promoting vapes as 'cool' and 'fun' West Australian researchers are...

Large Portion Of Youths Addicted To Tobacco, Study Shows

Preliminary findings have shown that tobacco use the usage of tobacco has remained prevalent despite the efforts done to avert the devastating health and environmental impacts of the drug. In a study conducted in Nakuru, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi Counties since March this year, 3 out of 10 youths use tobacco showing with a majority of...

Youth e-cig use triples likelihood of daily cig smoking

The evidence that e-cigarettes are a gateway for smoking is strong and consistent. Now John Pierce and his colleagues have made that connection even stronger by showing that e-cigarette use strongly predicts daily cigarette smoking. (Previous studies measured current cigarette smoking, meaning in the past 30 days.) Their paper, “Use of E-cigarettes and Other...

Youths who use tobacco products before 18 can become daily cigarette smokers

An analysis of a large nationally representative longitudinal study by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science report that starting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, before the age of 18 is a major risk factor for people becoming daily cigarette smokers. Reporting in the January 11, 2021 online...

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