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Local teens help smoking hit all-time low in-NC

A new study shows a group of local teenagers are winning the fight against some very grown-up political obstacles: tobacco use and reducing the state budget.

Addiction and age 21

Addictions are largely problems of people who begin smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 21, according to a report published Wednesday by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Raise age to buy cigarettes to 21

According to “Monitoring the Future,” the University of Michigan’s annual survey of the nation’s adolescents, in 2006, about one-fifth of U.S. high school seniors smoked at least monthly, down from more than a third who did so in 1996. But in the past few years, that figure has not continued its steady drop.

Teenage smoking is on the rise

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Pricey cigarettes mean fewer teens smoke

Australia seems to have found ways to cut back on teen smoking, researchers from there report.smokers

Smoking Negatively Influences Teenagers Brains

Smoking is the main preventable cause of death and illness in the United States, which leads to more than 400,000 deaths annually. teensmokingKnowing all this, teenagers still continue to smoke. Usually smoking begins in teen years and about 80% of adult smokers by the time they were 15-16. Those teenagers who do not try to light up usually never do.

Crackdown on teenage smokers

A TOTAL of 15 students under the age of 18 had been caught smoking in public this year and ordered to undergo mandatory treatment at a smoking cessation clinic.

Violent video games’ effects on children

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a case on California’s attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to minors. effects of video gameBoth the California lawmakers who approved the law in 2005 and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who overturned the law in 2009 claimed that scientific research was on their side.
In a ‘highly polarized research field,’ scientists take sides over the games’ effects on children who play them.

Study says teens smoking more pot, less tobacco

Cigarette smoking is out but pot use is in among the nation’s teenagers, who also report a higher use of prescription painkillers and a waning perception about the risk of illicit drugs, a federal study on students has found.