Smoking Among Teens Has Stopped Declining. And Vaping Is to Blame, Officials Say

(NEW YORK) — Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining fairly steadily. For the past three years, it has flattened, according to new numbers released Monday. There may be several reasons, but a recent boom in vaping is the most likely explanation, said Brian King of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We were making progress, and now you have the introduction of a product that is heavily popular among youth that has completely erased that progress,” King said. The CDC findings come from a national survey conducted last spring of more than 20,000 middle and high school students. It asked if they had used any tobacco products in the previous month. Some of the findings had been released before, including the boom in vaping. Experts attribute the vaping increase to the exploding popularity of newer versions of e-cigarettes, like those by Juul Labs Inc. of San Francisco. The products resemble computer flash drives, can be recharged in USB ports and can be used discreetly — including in school bathrooms and even in classrooms. According to the new CDC data, about 8 percent of high schoolers said they had recently smoked cigarettes in 2018, and about 2 percent of middle schoolers did. Those findings were about the same seen in similar surveys in 2016 and 2017...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime Smoking Source Type: news

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Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Nikolaj Kunøe, Joshua D Lee
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured self improvement pickthebrain time management work life balance Source Type: blogs
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Fatigue Pain Management Sleep Source Type: blogs
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Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Abuse Anger Codependence Narcissism Personality Boundaries Defense Mechanisms emotional maturity externalization projection Shame Source Type: news
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Source: European Addiction Research - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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The case of a 70-year-old man who had a heart attack after eating a marijuana lollipop has caused concern in the medical community.
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