Items of Interest: Research Article

In an article recently published within the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) data was analyzed from 485, 746 youths aged 12 to 16 years from the population-based cross-sectional Global Youth Tobacco Survey conducted in 67 countries between 2012 and 2019 and the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey in the United States.

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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a press release focused on a research study that assessed data from the 2020 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). Highlights from the press release and article include:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a press release focused on a research study that assessed data from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). Highlights from the press release and article include:

The prevalence of electronic cigarette (EC) use has risen dramatically among adolescents and young adults (AYA, ages 12–26) over the past decade.

Data was analyzed from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions III (2012–2013). The estimated prevalence of lifetime and past-year smoking, lifetime and past-year daily smoking, and lifetime smoking cessation among ever smokers (ie, the quit ratio) among those with common mood, anxiety and substance use disorders in comparison to those without these disorders.

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