The Appeal of Candy E-Cigarette Ads to Young People

A recent study examining the appeal of e-cigarette ads to young people has concluded that while the ads for flavored e-cigarettes seem to attract the interest of kids, they don’t increase the overall appeal of smoking. A British study examined the reactions of...

Secondhand Smoke Exposure is Common Among US Teens

The CDC has found that secondhand smoke exposure is common among US teens, even if they have never used tobacco themselves.  The primary locations for exposure are their homes and family cars. Half of the teens in the USA are exposed to secondhand smoke, despite laws...

Students Are Making Their Playground Tobacco Free

Students are making their playground tobacco free, and also making certain that the entire community understands that their school is a tobacco free zone.  That means no smoking or presence of any tobacco products, inside and out. It started with five Rose M Gaffney...

New Recommendations for Children’s Doctor Visits

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new recommendations for children’s doctor visits, including an updated schedule of what needs to happen at each regular office visit for children and teens. According to the academy, the new schedule is a result of...

Energy Drink Shots and Diabetes Risk in Teens

A Canadian study has linked energy drink shots and diabetes risk in teens. Higher blood sugar levels and insulin levels were found in those teens who consumed the drinks, indicating insulin resistance. The researchers believe that the effect may be an indication that...