Tag Archives: teens

Banning Tobacco-Product Displays May Help Reduce Youth Smoking, Study Suggests

A new study suggests policies that ban tobacco-product displays at the point of sale may help reduce teen smoking. …

Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse More Common in Boys: Study

A new study suggests boys are more likely than girls to abuse over-the-counter drugs. …

Teens Who Try Menthol Cigarettes More Likely to Become Regular Smokers

Teens who try menthol cigarettes are more likely to become smokers than those who start experimenting with regular cigarettes, a new study finds. …

Nurses Can Help Reduce Substance Abuse in Homeless Youth, Study Finds

Nurses can significantly reduce substance abuse in homeless youth, a new study finds. …

Bonuses for Therapists Increase Thoroughness of Teen Substance Abuse Treatment

Therapists who treat adolescents for drug and alcohol abuse deliver more complete treatment when they are offered monetary rewards based on the quality and quantity of care they deliver, suggests a new study. …

Bill Aims to Reduce Teen Abuse of Cough Syrup

Two senators introduced a bill this week designed to prevent the abuse of cough syrup by teenagers. The bill restricts the sale of products containing the cough syrup ingredient dextromethorphan to those older than 18. …

Simulation Program Teaches Teens About Drunk and Distracted Driving

A new simulation program is teaching young drivers about the risks of drunk and distracted driving. The program is designed to demonstrate what can happen if they have an accident while they are driving under the influence or texting while driving. …

Teens End Up In Emergency Room After Drinking Hand Sanitizer

After six teenagers suffered alcohol poisoning from drinking hand sanitizer in California, public health officials are warning parents to look out for signs of abuse. …

Teens in Treatment for Substance Abuse Can Benefit From 12-Step Programs

Teenagers in treatment for substance abuse can benefit from 12-step programs, a new study suggests. …

Public Health Groups: Convenience Stores and Tobacco Companies Entice Kids to Smoke

A new report by three public health groups charges tobacco companies have made convenience stores important partners in enticing minors to smoke, through marketing and fighting policies that reduce tobacco use. …