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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A cigarette tied in a knot

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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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 »

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Two girls sitting on bench, one is smoking

Secondhand Smoke: You’re Exposed to More Than You Think

April 23, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Many of us don’t realize how much secondhand smoke we inhale each day. We tend to forget about the person smoking outside a restaurant or sitting on a park bench. People’s smoking in the apartment next door affects us as well. Read More »

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