Almost as many teenagers and young adults smoke cannabis as cigarettes, a study of the drug’s effects on health has found. Read more
On a day when trick-or-treaters and candy reign supreme, Tobacco Free Florida is warning parents to pay attention to candy flavored cigars and snuff, which it says are being marketed to teens. One in three high school students reports they have tried smoking cigarettes at least once. Ream more »
Within the state, 1,300, will be informed by the end of the year. However, 69,000 Mississippi teens under 18 will ultimately die prematurely from smoking, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Ream more »
Girls are more likely to smoke than boys and 71pc of both are having five or more cigarettes a day. But boys who light up get through more cigarettes than their female counterparts.
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No, not just a repetition of the whole “bad-for-your-health” lecture. Teen smokers already know, from years of anti-smoking campaigns and cigarette package warnings, that their habit can kill them. Ream more »
The Baltimore County Public School Handbook states that their facilities and schools are classified as drug and tobacco free. Now that sounds great, but there’s a small catch that I’d like to address. The BCPS handbook also mentions that the regulations regarding to this offense is bounded for on and off campus basis, meaning that you’re fully responsible to oblige by school rules until you’re home. Ream more »
The 2012 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey reveals 23 percent fewer high school students are smoking cigarettes than were in 2010. A random sampling of sixth through 12th graders across Florida shows about 10.1 percent of teens reported smoking cigarettes. A larger number – 11.4 percent – reported smoking cigars. Ream more »
Officials from the Florida Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida say their anti-smoking campaigns are working. Ream more »
The study shows that youth marijuana use in Colorado went down 2.8 percent from 2009 to 2011 to a total of 22 percent.
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That’s the good news.
In North Carolina, the number of high school smokers in the state has dropped to 15.5 percent, a historic low according to the results of the 2011 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey. The amount was 16.7 percent in 2009, the previous low level.
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