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A year after St. Louis and St. Louis County passed legislation to raise the age of purchasing tobacco products to 21, teenagers are still possessing these products at a high rate. By Chad Davis | January 2nd, 2018 A 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows that while the number of teenage tobacco users has declined, the number of teenagers who use electronic cigarettes is greater than those who use conventional cigarettes. In 2016, among current tobacco product users, 47.2%Read More
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One question that parents, educators and society face is when to hold youth responsible for their actions. By Peter Rosenstein | November 28th, 2016 Should there be punishment or should they be excused for not following rules or laws? This question was apparently debated on the D.C. Council during its discussion over raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The Washington Post reports, “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser plans to sign some of the nation’s toughest anti-tobacco laws increasing the smoking age to 21 and regulate electronic cigarettesRead More
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Teenagers are more likely to get bronchitis if they use e-cigarettes, according to a new study. By Calvin Robinson | November 21st, 2016 The study by University of Southern California found that those who vape have a 71 percent higher risk of the condition, which risks damaging the lungs. Researchers analyzed study responses from more than 2,000 older teenagers, asking for symptoms of chronic bronchitis, such as a daily cough for three months straight. They found those who currently used e-cigarettes were 85 percent more likely to have had theRead More
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Posted On September 19, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News

More Evidence That Vaping Is Not a Gateway to Smoking

Very few non-smoking teenagers vape regularly, and even fewer vape nicotine. By Jacob Sullum | September 19th, 2016 Three years ago, Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warned that “many kids are starting out with e-cigarettes and then going on to smoke conventional cigarettes.” That fear is one of the main justifications for the CDC’s hostility toward vaping and the Food and Drug Administration’s onerous new e-cigarette regulations, which are expected to cripple the industry. Yet there is no evidence that Frieden’s claim isRead More
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A poorly conducted study published by The Journal of Pediatrics is creating controversy in the e-cigarette and vaping markets. Lindsey Stroud | July 5th, 2016 The study concludes, “Adolescents who reported e-cigarette use had more than six times the odds of initiating cigarette use as never e-cigarette users,” and “e-cigarette use may increase the risk of smoking during transition to adulthood.” The study is getting a lot of attention from e-cigarette and vaping experts, many of whom say the results are “questionable at best.” One of the criticisms of the studyRead More
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The use of combustible cigarettes among youth is steadily decreasing in New York state, according to the Youth Tobacco Use Survey released by the New York state Department of Health in January 2015. By Michelle Kline – February 17th, 2016 The number of youth smoking has dropped significantly since the year 2000, when the percentage of high school aged students smoking was 27.1 percent. The report shows that in 2014, that number had dropped to just 7.3 percent, which is a remarkable decrease. The number of middle school-aged youth smokingRead More
The debate about e-cigarettes and the relationship to tobacco products has moved up a notch following a new study about teen vapers in the U.S. The study shows a link to tobacco products. By Tim Sandle – February 14th, 2016 Vaping (the use of electronic cigarettes) is seen by many, including those who market the products, as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco products (e-cigarettes contain the addictive chemical nicotine but no known carcinogens.) However, the arguments used by the main manufacturers (many of them tobacco companies that have diversified)Read More
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A strengthening of the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors and Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products Act has been adopted on January 29, 2016 by R. Rauner, Governor of Illinois, and will include vaping products. By Jerome Harlay – February 05, 2016 Effective on June 1, 2016, the Act establishes penalties up to $200 and 50 hours of community service for minors in possession of vaping products. The Court may also request parents to attend an awareness program with their kid. Teenagers’ use of electronic cigarettes has tripled betweenRead More
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Smoking among American teenagers has continued to decline, reaching the lowest rate on record last year, as more and more of them experiment with vaping. These opposite trends seem inconsistent with warnings that the rising popularity of e-cigarettes will encourage consumption of the real thing. By Jacob Sullum – January 31, 2016 Still, it’s possible that the smoking rate among teenagers would be falling even faster if e-cigarettes had never been introduced. A study reported in the journal Tobacco Control last week provides ammunition for those who are inclined toRead More