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New Ways Teens are Using Tobacco: Vaping, Chewing and Smoking

Source: yourteenmag.com By Jane Parent Nick started dipping as a sophomore in high school because many of his lacrosse teammates were. “It was the cool thing to do,” and chew helped him to relieve stress and relax. He began, however, to notice a pattern:  after chewing, he felt groggy and lethargic. It took six long weeks […]

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Electronic Cigarettes or “e-cigs”

Monica Ippolito, MFTI ACS Intern Electronic Cigarettes or “e-cigs” as the youth are calling them are very popular among middle school & high school students. “e-cigs” are a battery operated device that can look like Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, & Pens. The one that looks like a pen is the most popular kind with youth. E-cigarettes […]

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Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/ By: Patti Neighmond Listen to the story: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=258690319&m=288492946 Teenagers put a lot of stock in what their peers are doing, and parents are forever trying to push back against that influence. But with the advent of social media, hanging out with the wrong crowd can include not just classmates, but teenagers thousands of miles away […]

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My Teen Does Not Think Marijuana is Dangerous- What Do I Say

Source: Yourteenmag.com Expert: Mark McConville Ph.D. QUESTION: My teen does not think that marijuana is dangerous. He thinks it should be legal and as far as he is concerned, everyone he knows uses it with any detrimental effort. So why shouldn’t he? What can I do to convince him otherwise. Yours is an increasingly common challenge for […]

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Studys Show Substance Abuse Use Higher in Teens with Mental Health Issues

Two studies have recently come out showing a higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use amongst adolescents with mental health disorders. The first study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry revealed a significantly higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use by adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity […]

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Local Teens Help Fight Sale of Tobacco to Minors

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed assembly bill 1301 into law, which would require the state to suspend and revoke a store’s license if they are repeatedly convicted of selling tobacco products to minors. If a store is convicted three times in a five-year-window, its license would be suspended for 45 days. Five convictions in […]

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The Significance of 4/20

The date 4/20 or time 4:20 pm has long been popular with the marijuana sub-culture. Even mainstream media will sometimes mention the infamous date/time in reference to marijuana use. It is used as code or slang for many marijuana users as the time when one smokes. It is also a date that many marijuana users […]

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National Cancer Institute Speaks Directly to Teens Using Texting and Social Media Technology

Most adults know by now that smoking cigarettes is caustic to our health, partially because of the warning information printed on cigarette boxes and the intense media buzz provided by anti-smoking agencies and the United States government. Despite all that we know about the dangers of smoking, the prospect of smoking nicotine cigarettes is still […]

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