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In measuring teen nicotine use, public health agencies often rely on data that are too crude

public health agencies rely too heavily on reports of monthly cigarette use, a broad statistic that makes it difficult to draw conclusions about current habits and historical changes in behavior, according to a new study.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 16, 2014 07:12
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[Hawaii] More Teens Puffing on E-Cigs | dailyRx

electronic cigarettes are unregulated, widely advertised and readily available in the US — and they may be catching on with teens. But parents can take action to keep their kids from using nicotine products of any kind.
DailyRx
added Dec 16, 2014 07:10
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[Asia] India, Bangladesh have 80 percent smokeless tobacco users

80 percent of more than 300 million consumers of smokeless tobacco in 70 countries belong to India and Bangladesh, a report on the global use of smokeless tobacco has claimed.
Zee News (in)
added Dec 16, 2014 07:09
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SmokelessTobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective (PDF)

• Smokeless tobacco use is a global problem that is present in at least 70 low-, middle-, and high-income countries and affects more than 300 million people. The greatest burden from ST use is in the South-East Asia Region, which experiences the highe
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Dec 16, 2014 07:04
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[Asia, India] New Report: Smokeless Tobacco Use is an Overlooked Global Scourge with a Huge Public Health Toll

This report reminds us that efforts to reduce the deadly consequences of tobacco use around the world must include smokeless tobacco. The report, 2014 Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective, was released today by the U.S. Centers for D
PR Newswire
added Dec 16, 2014 06:57
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[Hawaii] E-Cigarettes May Recruit Lower Risk Teens to Nicotine Use

Researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and University of Hawaii Cancer Center find that one-third of Hawaiian adolescents have tried e-cigarettes, half of whom have never used another tobacco product.
Newswise
added Dec 16, 2014 06:55
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[Michigan] E-cigarettes surpass tobacco cigarettes among teens

In 2014, more teens use e-cigarettes than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product—the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes.
University of Michigan
added Dec 16, 2014 06:49
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[Michigan] Use of alcohol, cigarettes, number of illicit drugs declines among U.S. teens

Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. ... These findings come from the University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study
University of Michigan
added Dec 16, 2014 06:49
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Why It’s Bad News That Some Teens Are Choosing E-Cigs Over Real Cigarettes

The data offers one possible explanation for why high schoolers are so willing to use electronic cigarettes: They think they’re safer. Just over 50% of 10th graders surveyed believed that smoking between one and five cigarettes a day posed a great risk,
TIME Magazine
added Dec 16, 2014 06:46
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Study finds teens flocking to e-cigarettes

The burgeoning popularity of electronic cigarettes is prompting public health officials to step up their investigation of how teens are responding to the new tobacco-free products. Already, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has seen a
Washington Times
added Dec 16, 2014 06:44
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