FDA and FTC Take Action Against Manufacturers and Retailers Who Target E-Cigarettes to Youth

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May 8 2018

FDA Cites 40 Retailers for Violations Related to Youth Sales of JUUL E-Cigarettes

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May 8 2018

Drug and Alcohol Use in College-Age Adults in 2014

The 2014 Monitoring the Future College Students and Adults survey shows trends in alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and stimulant use in college students and non-college peers.

NIDA redesigns Easy to Read and Learn the Link websites for mobile devices

This new responsive design model automatically adjusts each page to fit the viewer’s screen for faster and easier viewing and navigation on a variety of mobile platforms, such as smartphones and tablets.

Reducing nicotine in cigarettes decreases use, dependence and cravings

New NIDA-funded research shows that cutting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes leads to a reduction in the amount of cigarettes smoked per day, decreased nicotine dependence, and reduced cravings.

Teens using e-cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking tobacco

Students who have used electronic cigarettes by the time they start ninth grade are more likely than others to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Gene variant related to greater difficulty in quitting smoking and earlier lung cancer diagnosis

People with a specific form of the CHRNA5 gene take an average of four years longer to quit smoking and are at greater risk for developing lung cancer four years earlier, compared to smokers without this gene variant.

Knowns and Unknowns about e-Cigarettes and Teens

When asked in early 2014, 17.1 percent of high school seniors and 16.2 percent of 10th graders reported using e-cigarettes in the previous month. We are still wrestling with whether or not e-cigarettes pose a danger, but their popularity among youth combined with society’s past experiences with tobacco and other addictive substances demands that we urge caution around these products.

Nicotine metabolism rates may impact success of smoking cessation treatments

A randomized clinical trial of smokers trying to quit found that the effectiveness of particular smoking cessation therapies might relate to how quickly their body metabolizes nicotine. The study compared success rates of the nicotine patch versus the prescription medication varenicline.

Effects of cigarette smoking on brain differ between men and women

Scientists suggest that these findings support previously published data that shows men tend to be reinforced by the nicotine in cigarettes, while women, though no less dependent on nicotine, smoke for reasons that may be related to mood or from habit.