E-cigs Hook A New Generation

Last week on The PediaBlog, we spent two days (here and here) poking holes in the myth that vaping is less harmful than smoking. Katherine Martinelli at Child Mind Institute┬átells parents of teens “What You Need To Know” by listing some of the health...

Breathful Of Harm

  One of the most attractive features of electronic nicotine delivery systems has to be the perception that they are less harmful to one’s health than the most traditional nicotine delivery devices of all — cigarettes. But less harmful is not the same...

Lean In And Listen

  Usually served up in a styrofoam cup, the concoction of Sprite, prescription cough medicine, and a grape-flavored hard candy (like a Jolly Rancher) is known by several different names: “Sizzurp”, “Purple Drank”, “Dirty...

Going Up In Vapor

  One very promising health statistic in recent years has been the declining rate at which Americans smoke cigarettes. Hard as it is to believe, almost half (42%) of adults in the U.S. smoked cigarettes in 1965. But more than half a century later, only 14% (34.3...

The Youngest Victims Of Drugs

Two recent studies showcase once more why children are the ones most often impacted by bad adult behavior. Last month, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse released a report on the young victims of accidental poisonings from legal and illegal drugs. In...