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In U.S., Smoking Rate Hits New Low at 16%

Smoking rate has fallen most sharply among young adults / Middle-aged adults now more likely to smoke than youngest adults / Sixteen percent of U.S. adults say they smoked a cigarette in the past week, by one percentage point the lowest level on record s
Gallup Organization
added Jul 26, 2018 02:09

Americans Say Marijuana, Vaping Less Harmful Than Tobacco

Americans see each of four tobacco-based products -- cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars and pipes -- as being much more harmful to people who use them than marijuana and e-cigarettes, commonly known as vaping.
Gallup Organization
added Jul 26, 2018 02:07
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How well do you understand cannabis? Millions of Americans think the drug can do things that have NOT been proven by science, study warns

third believed cannabis is not addictive and its secondhand smoke is safer than secondhand smoke from tobacco - two things which remain unproven... 18 percent believe secondhand marijuana smoke is harmless, and 7.6 percent believe inhaling the smoke is ha
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 26, 2018 00:32

Marijuana Viewed Favorably by Most Americans

81.2% agreed that exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke is somewhat or completely unsafe for adults; 91.7% said it was unsafe for children. 92.1% agreed that marijuana use is unsafe during pregnancy.
MedPage Today
added Jul 26, 2018 00:26

[UK] Bexley residents not keen on smoking, survey finds

A study of 1,500 residents by Bexley council between February and March found an overwhelming majority of people wanted to see smoking banned in public areas. An enormous 92 per cent of people want to cut down or ban smoking in children's play areas (wh
News Shopper (uk)
added Jul 25, 2018 15:44

[Canada] Graphic warnings and images on cigarettes are effective: focus groups

The federal government is testing graphic new warnings... Canadians reported that cigarette packages with graphic images and pointed health warnings are more effective than cliches or rhyming slogans. The health warnings considered most effective flag t
Canadian Press
added Jul 23, 2018 13:03

[North Carolina] Very low nicotine cigarettes draw FDA spotlight, scrutiny; some fear smokers will just smoke more cigarettes

Among those making comments were affiliates of the Big Three tobacco manufacturers: Altria Client Services, RAI Services Co., and ITG Brands LLC. More than 40 anti-tobacco and public-health advocacy groups had a joint submission in favor of reducing the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 23, 2018 06:30

Cigarette use declines among U.S. young women, but marijuana blunt use rises

Cigarette use decreased among young women - including pregnant women - during the past decade in the U.S., according to a new study. But, researchers found, use of marijuana blunts rose.
added Jul 23, 2018 05:30

More U.S. Teens Shunning Drugs, Alcohol

But why? That remains "the million dollar question," said Levy, "and for sure it doesn't have one simple answer." Overall, she credited public health efforts for giving rise to a new cultural climate that encourages teens to shun substance use because i
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 20, 2018 13:52

Some Adults Dismiss Nicotine Risks to Kids

Smokers and users of other tobacco products were less likely than non-tobacco users to recognize the potential harms of nicotine exposure to children, researchers reported. More than four out of five (83.2%) adults surveyed considered nicotine to be "de
MedPage Today
added Jul 20, 2018 13:50
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