Tag Archives: young smokers

New Candy Flavored Tobacco Products become popular among Teens

OLYMPIA ¾ More Washington students are making healthier choices by avoiding alcohol according to a recent survey of kids in our teensmokingstate. But declines in cigarette smoking continue to stall and an increase in new candy-flavored tobacco products is a growing concern.

What Brand of Cigarettes smoke Young Canadian

Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada released today results from the Youth Smoking Survey showing the brand preferences of children in elementary and high-schools, as well as estimates of the revenues received by governments, multinational tobacco companies and retailers from youth smoking.

Ignorance feeds cigarette habit among youngin Indonesia

JAKARTA, 11 January 2011 (IRIN) - Indonesia has a higher percentage of young smokers than any other country, but ignorance and a powerful Indonesia kids smokingtobacco lobby are making it difficult to stamp out nicotine addiction, say health workers and the government.

School smoking culture needs to be stubbed out

I read with great interest in a recent report that a nationwide ban on smoking in schools went into effect on July 13.School smoking culture

Substance Abuse In The Life Of American Adolescents

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced that all the states and the District of Columbia have continued to meet their goals of curtailing sales of tobacco to underage youth (those under 18). However, in federal fiscal year 2009, for the first time ever, the data show a slight increase in the average national rate of tobacco sales to underage youth of about one percent. States goals, set under the Synar Amendment program – a federal and state partnership, are aimed at ending illegal tobacco sales to minors.

Minnesota to reduce youth access to tobacco products

Minnesota’s tobacco laws are strengthened to reduce youth access to tobacco products under a bill signed into law this week. The measure, known as the Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act of 2010, authored by Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Jim Davnie, both DFL-Minneapolis, closes loopholes in current state law that allows many new tobacco products to skirt or avoid the taxation and regulation currently applied to cigarettes.

Smokeless tobacco more popular among young people than cigarettes

BOSTON — Some high school nurses say they have noticed fewer students smoking cigarettes, but they can’t be sure if more are switching to smokeless tobacco as a substitute.

Cigarette ads can fuel teens’ smoking desires

According to the study, the particular content of tobacco marketing resonates with youth and that the vivid imagery in tobacco advertising captures their interest, although teens typically are more resistant to the promotional seduction of other products.

Foundation expands focus to include childhood obesity

The organization that helped cut Virginia’s youth smoking rate almost in half hopes to duplicate that success by getting kids to kidschoose apples and playing outdoors over potato chips and watching television.