X-ray of lungs filled with cigarette butts.

Pharmacies and Tobacco: Selling a Contradiction

May 21, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Even though drugs can make you high, there’s no doubt that talking about them and all of the terrible things that they can do to your health and your life is a bit of a downer. But there is some good news in the world. Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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