teen smoking

‘Emerging’ tobacco products gaining traction among young, CDC survey finds

The percentage of middle-school and high-school students using so-called emerging tobacco products is increasing even as their rate of tobacco use in general is remaining relatively constant, federal scientists reported Thursday. Last year, 6.7% of middle-school students and 23.3% of high-school students said in a survey reported by the Centers…

Marijuana does not stop chronic pain in teens, says study

One of the most commonly cited reasons for medical marijuana use is chronic pain, but for teens it’s not recommended. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say that for teens, marijuana use may only worsen the pain and symptoms (see the video for comments from the lead researcher). As acceptance for…

Marijuana Dependence Researcher: Important to Focus on Teens

A drug used to treat liver toxicity in Tylenol overdoses may be helpful in treating teens dependent on marijuana, when it is combined with behavioral therapy, according to an expert speaking at the recent American Psychiatric Association annual meeting. The drug is one of a number of new treatments being…

Teenage Smoking Behavior Influenced by Friends’ and Parents’ Smoking Habits

The company you keep in junior high school may have more influence on your smoking behavior than your high school friends, according to newly published research from the University of Southern California (USC). The study, which appears in the April 12 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, identifies how…