Tobacco News- April 17, 2014

Chicago Sets Example for the Nation by Reducing High School Smoking to Record Low

“Chicago has set an example for other cities and the nation as a whole by reducing its high smoking rate to a record low of just 10.7 percent in 2013, representing a decline of over 20 percent since 2011 and nearly 60 percent since 2001.” More…

Survey Shows Fewer Students Using Alcohol, Tobacco

“The annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicated that fewer Wisconsin high school students are using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana.” More…

Congressional Report Details E-Cigarette Marketing that Entices Kids, Underscores Urgent Need for FDA Regulation

“An investigative report released today by 11 members of Congress provides some of the most detailed evidence to date that electronic cigarettes manufacturers are using the same slick marketing tactics long used to market regular cigarettes to kids. ” More…

Senators Find E-Cigarette Makers Are Targeting Young People

“E-cigarette makers are targeting young people with free samples distributed at music and sporting events, according to an investigation by 11 Democratic members of the U.S. House and Senate. ” More…

Reports of E-Cigarette Injury Jump Amid Rising Popularity, U.S. Data Show

“Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular, the most recent U.S. data show.” More…

E-Cigarettes Affect Cells

“Electronic cigarettes can change gene expression in a similar way to tobacco, according to one of the first studies to investigate the biological effects of the devices.” More…

Don’t let Big Tobacco Hook a New Generation on Nicotine with Alluring Ads for E-Cigarettes

The tobacco industry is sharply raising spending on advertisements and other marketing for electronic cigarettes to try to make smoking glamorous again and hook a new generation of Americans on nicotine.” More…