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Tobacco Use

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  • More teens think pot is safe, alcohol and drug use down, survey finds

    Fewer adolescents think smoking pot is risky than a decade ago, but the use of other drugs, including “bath salts,” Ecstasy and tobacco, dropped in the same period, according to an annual nationwide survey. The Monitoring the Future survey,...
  • Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth

    Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth
    Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine  use is rising among kids. Electronic...
  • Smoking in pregnancy tied to kids' conduct problems

    Smoking in pregnancy tied to kids' conduct problems
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn't light up, says a new analysis. "The evidence is emerging that smoking in pregnancy and the...
  • Most youth who use smokeless tobacco are smokers, too

    Most youth who use smokeless tobacco are smokers, too
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most young people in the U.S. who use newer smokeless tobacco products are smoking cigarettes too, according to new research. "These findings are troubling, but not surprising, as tobacco companies spend huge sums to market...
  • Americans turn less to cigarettes, but find substitutes

    Americans turn less to cigarettes, but find substitutes
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While more Americans than ever before are quitting their cigarette habit, a growing number are also turning to large cigars and pipes, suggesting that gains in curbing tobacco consumption may be more elusive than previously thought....
  • Our Laguna: Mayor helps strike up the band

    The Laguna Community Concert Band scored another hit performance Monday at the Festival of Arts. The concert was a musical triumph that few would have imagined when the idea of a community band was first conceived over a cup of coffee in 1998 at Zinc...
  • Poll: Most Americans Want Ban on Smoking

    Poll: Most Americans Want Ban on Smoking
    NEW YORK -- Most Americans want smoking banned in all public places but only 19 percent believe that cigarette smoking should be illegal in the United States, a Gallup poll published on Friday said. The Princeton, New Jersey-based pollster found in its...
  • Mailbag: Bicyclists, motorists make for a dangerous mix

    The Newport Beach Citizens Bicycle Safety Committee should include at least one member who does not ride a bicycle on the streets of Newport Beach for recreation or commuting. After all, we non-bicyclists contribute monies, through our taxes, which pay...
  • Study: Teen marijuana use on the rise

    Study: Teen marijuana use on the rise
    Smoking marijuana is becoming even more popular among U.S. teens, and they have cut down on smoking cigarettes, binge drinking and using methamphetamines, according to a federal survey released earlier this month. More teens also are getting high on...
  • Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?

    Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?
    Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
  • The Supreme Court and law left hanging

    The Supreme Court and law left hanging
    After hearing arguments in a long-running Oregon case involving the death of a cigarette smoker, the U.S. Supreme Court has essentially said "never mind,” dismissing the case and leaving unresolved an important question: When can state courts ignore...