Tag: Teenagers and Adolescence

F.D.A. Moves to Restrict Flavored E-Cigarette Sales to Teenagers

WASHINGTON — With a few weeks left in his tenure as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday moved to restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes to try to reduce the soaring rate of teenage vaping. The agency issued a proposal requiring stores to sequester flavored […]

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Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Teenagers Have No Clear Path to Quitting

A Harvard addiction medicine specialist is getting calls from distraught parents around the country. A Stanford psychologist is getting calls from rattled school officials around the world. A federal agency has ordered a public hearing on the issue. Alarmed by the addictive nature of nicotine in e-cigarettes and its impact […]

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How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping

Vaping is surging among American adolescents. According to one national survey, 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2018. Another found that the rise in vaping from 2017 to 2018 was the sharpest for any substance the researchers had investigated in the project’s 44-year history. While e-cigarettes […]

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Study Shows Big Rise in Teen Vaping This Year

A steep rise in nicotine vaping over the past year, accompanied by widespread minimizing of its potential harm, dominated the findings of a closely watched annual survey of American teenagers, released Monday. The vaping increase was so precipitous, researchers said, that it was the largest annual jump in the use […]

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Personal Health: Helping Teenagers to Be Safer Drivers

My 16-year-old grandson, who lives in suburban Los Angeles, is on the verge of getting a driver’s license and, quite frankly, I’m terrified. Driving around L.A. is scary even for very experienced adult drivers. Does a 16-year-old boy, whose navigation skills are limited to the internet, have the judgment, attention […]

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Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes

The term “electronic cigarette” refers to a battery-powered device that heats a tank or cartridge of liquid usually containing nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals, but not the cancer-causing tar found in tobacco cigarettes. Users inhale and exhale the vapor. The devices come in numerous shapes, including ones that look like […]

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Juul Will Stop Selling Most E-Cigarette Flavors in Stores and Halt Social Media Promotions

WASHINGTON — Facing mounting government pressure and a public backlash over the epidemic of teenage vaping, Juul Labs announced on Tuesday that it would stop selling most of its flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores and would discontinue its social media promotions. The decision by the San Francisco-based company, which […]

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F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

In a landmark move bound to further shake the tobacco industry, the Food and Drug Administration plans to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes next week as part of its aggressive campaign against flavored e-cigarettes and some tobacco products, agency officials said. The proposal would have to go through the […]

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Personal Health: Recognizing Eating Disorders in Time to Help

Eating disorders pose serious hazards to adolescents and young adults and are often hidden from family, friends and even doctors, sometimes until the disorders cause lasting health damage and have become highly resistant to treatment. According to the Family Institute at Northwestern University, nearly 3 percent of teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 […]

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How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready

I met recently with a 17 year-old student whose parents were still setting “lights-out” curfews and providing morning wake-up services. “She can’t manage her sleep needs,” they lamented. “Not ‘can’t,’” I said; “Won’t is more likely, because she really doesn’t have to.” A change of family policy, several mornings of parental nail-biting, and a few […]

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Adolescence: Getting ‘Consent’ for Sex Is Too Low a Bar

We can continue to raise consent as an issue, but let’s not suggest that healthy romantic activity typically involves situations when consent might be unclear. Instead, we could say, “If you’re unsure about whether you have a green light in the bedroom, you may or may not have a legal concern. But you definitely have […]

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Opinion: Taking Away the Phones Won’t Solve Our Teenagers’ Problems

They have uncertain economic lives: Unlike previous generations, they can anticipate a worse economic future than their parents. They’ve also grown up with uncertain truths and unreliable sources of news and facts, yet they cannot easily escape the digital ecosystem that’s to blame. Finally, teenagers have uncertain independence, many having been raised under the whirring […]

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Your Money Adviser: The Virtues of a Summer Job

In parts of the country where students will return to school in mid-August, much of the summer is already gone and employers may not be as eager to hire as they were in the spring. But often, entry-level jobs suitable for teenagers have high turnover, so it’s worth checking again, even if you didn’t find […]

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Take a number: How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds.

Advertisement Take a number Rates of self-injury are even higher in parts of the United States, according to government data. Boys are half as likely to harm themselves. July 2, 2018 ImageAn increase in self-injuries, especially among teenage girls, showed up in a survey of 65,000 high school students. CreditYoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe, via […]

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The Next Case for ‘C.S.I.’ Creator: Graphic Novels by and for Teenagers

Bullying, divorce, school shootings, racism and gender identity are among the many issues teenagers grapple with daily. Now, a line of autobiographical graphic novels from a new imprint, Zuiker Press, that debuts in November will allow young people coping with personal or public issues to tell their stories in the hopes of helping peers and […]

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