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Teens Who Use Smokeless Tobacco Likely to Also Smoke Cigarettes

Many teens who use smokeless tobacco also smoke cigarettes, according to a national survey of almost 19,000 middle school and high school students. …

“G-Pen” Vaporizer Used for Medical Marijuana Becoming Popular With Teens

A device used for medical marijuana, called the “G-Pen,” is becoming popular with teens, MyFoxNY reports. …

Teens More Likely to Smoke if Parents Were Smokers, Even if They Quit Long Ago

Teens whose parents have ever smoked are more likely to become smokers, even if their parents quit before they were born, according to a new study. Teens with an older sibling who smokes are also more likely to start using cigarettes. …

Teen-Targeted Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign Focuses on Digital, Social Media

The “Above the Influence” drug and alcohol prevention campaign, formerly funded through federal money, will shift from expensive television ads to lower-cost digital and social media campaigns, The New York Times reports. The campaign will concentrate on reaching teens where they spend time, such as Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook. …

Smoking Rate in Teens Declines to New Low

Smoking rates among teens are the lowest they have been since the U.S. government began keeping track, according to a new report. Just 5 percent of high school sophomores said they smoked cigarettes every day in the previous month, compared with 18 percent at one point in the 1990s. …

Study Links Assault Injuries, Guns and Substance Abuse in Youth

Teens and young adults who are treated in the emergency room for injury from an assault, who own or carry a gun, are more likely to have problems with substance abuse and aggressive behavior than those without guns, a new study finds. …

Tasting Alcohol at Early Age Common, Study Finds

A study of youth exposure to alcohol finds 37 percent of children in one Pennsylvania county had tasted alcohol by age 8, and two-thirds had tried it by the time they were 12. …

Doctors Shouldn’t Prescribe Medical Marijuana to Teens with Chronic Pain: Mayo Clinic

Doctors should not prescribe medical marijuana to teens with chronic pain, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic. Marijuana can lead to some negative short-term side effects, including impaired concentration, fatigue and slower reaction times, they write in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. …

Survey: Many Teens Have Unsupervised Access to Their Prescription Medications

A survey of eighth and ninth graders prescribed medication finds 83.4 percent say they have unsupervised access to the drugs at home. …

Seeing Tobacco Ads Increases Teens’ Risk of Starting to Smoke

The number of tobacco ads preteens and teens are exposed to influences their risk of starting to smoke, a new study suggests. Researchers found for every 10 tobacco ads that they see, their risk of starting to smoke increases by almost 40 percent. …