Category results for "Young Adults"

New York Mayor Signs Bill Raising Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill this week that raises the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The law will take effect in May 2014.

Attorneys General Urge FDA to Ban Sale of Menthol Cigarettes

The attorneys general of 24 states are urging the Food and Drug Administration to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes, reports.

Mental Health Care of Young Adults Will Raise Costs Under Affordable Care Act: Study

As a growing number of young adults receive mental health care under the Affordable Care Act, costs are likely to rise, according to a new analysis. Under the law, mental health issues will now be treated the same as physical ailments, USA Today reports.

Washington, D.C. to Consider Joining New York City in Raising Age for Buying Tobacco

Less than a week after the New York City Council voted to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco to 21, Washington, D.C. will consider a similar measure.

Other Cities, States Watching New York City’s Vote to Raise Tobacco Age

Other cities and states are closely watching New York City’s vote this week to raise the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Study: 10% of Teens Treated in the ER Admit to Misusing Prescription Drugs

Ten percent of 14- to 20-year-olds treated in the emergency room for any reason say they have misused prescription drugs at least once in the last year, a new study finds.

New York City Raises Legal Age for Purchasing Tobacco to 21

New York City lawmakers passed a measure Wednesday that raises the legal age for purchasing tobacco to 21, from 18. The law covers cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, The New York Times reports.

New York City Drops Bill to Keep Cigarettes Out of Sight in Stores

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to drop a bill that would have required stores to keep cigarettes out of sight, according to The New York Times. Bloomberg still hopes to raise the legal smoking age to 21.

Commentary: What to Do When You Notice Changes in Your Adolescent’s Behavior

As we prepare for holiday gatherings, longer breaks from school and home-bound college kids, a wary parent can be best equipped by taking time to become acquainted with the warning signs of drug and alcohol use and effective tactics to prevent and discuss substance use with an adolescent or young adult.

College Students’ Use of Fake IDs May Contribute to Risk for Alcohol Use Disorder

A study of college students finds false ID use may contribute to the risk of alcohol use disorder by making it easier for students to drink more frequently. The study found false IDs were used by almost two-thirds of students who had tried alcohol at least once before starting college.

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