Items of Interest

Many young adults aren’t aware of the dangers of nicotine, according to new Truth Initiative research. Nearly 1 in 3 believed nicotine to be no more harmful than a cup of coffee; 1 in 4 believed nicotine to be useful as a medical treatment for mood, attention, or memory disorders; and more than 1 in 8 believed that nicotine is only addictive when smoked from a cigarette.

On June 21, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration published plans for future potential regulatory actions that include the U.S.

On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that all currently marketed JUUL products must be removed from the US market. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products and items currently on the market must be removed, or risk enforcement action.

Smoking is one of the leading causes of premature, preventable death among adults in the United States, and the behavioral health population smokes at a rate that is 2-3 times that of the general population. As a result, individuals with a behavioral health condition are far more likely to die of smoking-related diseases than from causes related to their mental illness or substance use disorder

“State of the Air” 2022 is the 23rd edition of this annual report published by the American Lung Association (ALA), which was first published in 2000. From the beginning, the findings in “State of the Air” have reflected the successes of the Clean Air Act, as emissions from transportation, power plants and manufacturing have been reduced.

Truth Initiative’s fourth annual report looking at tobacco imagery in entertainment, “While You Were Streaming: Nicotine on Demand,” finds that as young people watched more video content than ever before in 2020, pervasive smoking and vaping imagery lit up their screens.