Category Archives: Tobacco Prevention

FDA proposes new guidelines on flavors but will it be enough?

Fruity, minty or sweet tobacco flavors may soon be missing from e-cigarettes if FDA regulations go into effect. Vaping has increased dramatically in the past two years in part from the flavors that have made it more appealing to teens, … Continue reading

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SAFE Kids Act to restrict ecig flavors

It is important for our lawmakers to protect the health of our youth, and regulating flavors…. Continue reading

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How do we help our kids kick a nicotine addiction?

…what can we do to help the millions of youngsters already addicted to these products? Continue reading

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Vaping will kill your smile

Our students deserve to know the vaping industry isn’t telling them the truth about… Continue reading

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Alachua County, first to raise the tobacco age to 21 in Florida

Alachua County is trying to do their part to keep tobacco and vaping products out of the hands of minors by approving… Continue reading

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Hookah gaining popularity

Researchers point out that smoking hookah is not as harmless as people think. Continue reading

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Monitoring the Future – National Adolescent Drug Trends 2018

…vaping doubled between 2017 and 2018, marking the largest increase for any substance use in the survey’s 43-year history. Continue reading

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The Toll of Tobacco in Florida 2019

In the new FY2019 report Florida earned a state ranking of 9 … Continue reading

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We need to keep working to lower youth nicotine use

The low smoking rate in Florida doesn’t give the entire story of nicotine addiction by youth in our state. Continue reading

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Tougher stance on e-cigarette use in Miami Beach

…decreases in smoking are currently offset by increases in use of e-cigarettes… Continue reading

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