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A large number of kids are smoking cigars and hookahs which can be as dangerous as cigarettes. Tobacco use can cause cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung disease, and is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Strategies to prevent and red
A companion bill, also signed into law by the mayor on Tuesday, creates new penalties for the evasion of cigarette taxes, bans discounts on sales involving cigarettes, sets a price floor on packs of cigarettes and little cigars at $10.50 and requires ine
“This century, a billion people will die from smoking around the world and we don’t want any of the people who die to be New Yorkers,” Bloomberg said. “That’s the one thing we can do.”
The CDC’s report shows that the number of middle school students using e-cigarettes rose from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent in 2012. Among high school students the increase was higher, from 1.5 percent to 2.8 percent. The rise in Hookah use is also
Cigarette smoking rates fell from 15.8 percent in 2011 to 14 percent in 2012 … But rather than tout the declines, CDC officials and some anti-tobacco advocates chose instead to stress their concerns about incremental increases in use of electronic cig
The findings in this report indicate that during 2011–2012 significant increases occurred in current use of nonconventional tobacco products, such as electronic cigarettes and hookahs, among middle and high school students; in addition, an increase in c
Electronic cigarette use doubled among U.S. middle school students from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent in 2012, health officials say. A report in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found e-cigarette
More middle and high school students are smoking electronic cigarettes, hookahs and cigars, according to a new government report form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While rates for those tobacco products have increased, overall youth smo
The rapidly growing use of electronic cigarettes, hookahs and other smoking alternatives by middle school and high school students concerns U.S. health officials. While use of these devices nearly doubled in some cases between 2011 and 2012, no correspon
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.