The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed data from the 2011-2014 National Youth Tobacco Surveys to determine the prevalence and trends of current use of nine tobacco products among middle and high school students. What they found was that e-cigarette use tripled among middle and high school students in just one year, 2013-2014. Hookah use doubled overall. And there was no decline seen in overall tobacco use among middle or high school students.

Cigarette warning labels with images depicting diseases caused by smoking help young adults learn about the dangers of lighting up, new research suggests.

A study appearing in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine suggests graphic images accompanying written health warnings on cigarette packs may help people better understand and increase their concern about how smoking can harm their health.

Have you ever been dissatisfied after an extensive Google image search for the perfect tobacco prevention image? If so, then the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products new Exchange Lab will be a valuable resource for you. The Exchange Lab is designed to give prevention practitioners an easy way to access scientifically-vetted tobacco content. It is a one-stop shop for tobacco-related images for use on websites or social media platforms.

A new study found that teens who drink alcohol, especially those who engage in binge drinking, are more likely to use electronic cigarettes than those who don’t use alcohol. The British study was reported in HealthDay.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new round of “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign ads, with a focus on former smokers who suffered vision loss and colorectal cancer as a result of smoking. 

The ads, which highlight the benefits of quitting for smokers’ loved ones and the importance of quitting cigarettes completely, will begin March 30 and run for 20 weeks on TV, radio, billboards, online, and in theaters, magazines, and newspapers. 

Researchers at Penn State have found that gender and race influences when teenagers start drinking, smoking and using drugs.

The researchers looked at four sets of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a survey conducted beginning in 1994, and repeated in 1996, 2001 and 2008 with the same individuals. They then applied an innovative statistical method to plot the prevalence of substance use among Caucasians, African-Americans and Latinos on graphs that tracked the individuals by age and separately plotted the substance use of males and females.

Have you checked out The Road to Wellness: Driving Tobacco and Cancer off the Map? This educational supplement developed by CADCA and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance is aimed at teaching young people and parents about the harms and effects of tobacco use. The supplement explains the science around the effects of tobacco use and its link to cancer and other chronic diseases and conditions.

While more than 40 states prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics found that online e-cigarette vendors often fail to verify a customer’s age before selling them the controversial products.

Rebecca S. Williams of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues wanted to know how frequently online vendors complied with North Carolina's age-verification law.

An American Cancer Society-funded study suggests estimates from the Surgeon General that show smoking kills about 480,000 people in the United States every year, exclude tens of thousands of Americans who die from diseases not counted as caused by smoking, Medical News Today reported.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers have found that e-cigarettes compromise the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially dangerous chemicals found in traditional nicotine cigarettes.

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