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Mental health stressors have differing impacts on odds of young adult use of nicotine or cannabis

Use of nicotine and cannabis products in varying forms including smoking and vaping by young adults is growing at a time of increased reports of mental health stressors—anxiety, depression and discrimination—by this age ...


Time to refresh tobacco packaging and update warnings, say researchers

New on-pack warning labels are needed on tobacco packaging to motivate and support smoking cessation, a study from University of Otago researchers has found.


FDA, DOJ form task force to fight illegal vapes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has joined up with the Department of Justice and several other federal agencies to do more to stop the sale of illegal e-cigarettes in this country.


International guideline aims to help taper off opioids safely

In Australia, opioid use is common, with approximately 13.3 million opioid prescriptions dispensed to provide pain relief for almost 3 million people between 2021–22. With opioids being so widely prescribed, it's not surprising ...


Heavy cannabis use linked to CVD mortality in women

Heavy cannabis use is associated with a significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality among women, according to a study published online June 6 in JAMA Network Open.


Hong Kong announces blanket ban of e-cigarettes

Hong Kong announced plans on Thursday for a blanket ban on e-cigarettes, citing a "consensus" on the need for action and their impact on the health of young people.


Zyn is following Big Tobacco's playbook for teens

Zyn's synthetic nicotine offers the kick of a cigarette or dip without the cancer-causing smoke and chemicals of tobacco, packaged in a pouch that can be discreetly tucked into the upper lip. But that doesn't mean they're ...


California pays meth users to get sober

Here in the rugged foothills of California's Sierra Nevada, the streets aren't littered with needles and dealers aren't hustling drugs on the corner.


How stores use TikTok to sell e-cigarettes to children

A new paper in Nicotine and Tobacco Research shows that advertising and sales of vaping products is common on TikTok, the video sharing platform popular among teenagers. Users pushing these items often use hashtags like #puffbundles ...