Image of a teenage boy with text saying, "Nearly 9 out of 10 adult smokers started before they were 18."

What Is “The Real Cost” of Using Tobacco?

May 07, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

There’s no doubt that smoking is expensive—a pack of cigarettes costs just under $5 in Kentucky and more than $14 in New York City. Read More »

Hookah surrounded by tobacco smoke.

High School Seniors Are Taking Up the Hookah

March 19, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

NIDA’s 2013 Monitoring the Future study reported that more than 20%—that’s 1 in 5—high school seniors have used a hookah to smoke tobacco. A hookah is a pipe that burns flavored tobacco and passes the smoke through water before it is inhaled. Read More »

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The Tobacco 21 Bill: Limiting Teen Access to Tobacco

November 25, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Read More »

Woman using an electronic cigarette.

E-Cig Popularity on the Rise

November 07, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012. But are teens turning to a new alternative known as “e-cigarettes”? Read More »

Woman saying no to tobacco

World No Tobacco Day: Banning Tobacco Promotion

May 30, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Worldwide, nearly 6 million people die each year because of tobacco use. That’s enough to fill about 60 average football stadiums. Read More »