youth

FDA Accused of Spreading Misinformation at E-Cigarette Summit

The annual E-Cigarette Summit in Washington, DC, is perhaps the most eclectic conference in tobacco control. Consumer advocates, vape shop…

May 19, 2022

Youth Overdose Crisis Swells Because Drug Warriors “Cried Wolf”

Since time immemorial—well, the early 20th century—youth have been inundated with messages about the extreme dangers of drugs. From Reefer…

April 12, 2022

Outcry After High School Students Strip-Searched for Vapes

In mid-January, staff at a Wisconsin high school conducted invasive searches of six female students, ordering them to strip down…

February 23, 2022

Youth Vaping Rates Decline Steeply in the United States

On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new,…

September 30, 2021

The US Obsession With Youth Vaping Looks Odd From Across the Atlantic

“Two countries divided by a common language” is a common saying misattributed to George Bernard Shaw. US and UK vocabulary…

September 21, 2021

Vape Flavor Bans Will Lead More Teens to Smoke, Suggests Another Study

As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nears a September deadline to decide on the legality of vaping products in…

August 10, 2021

Connecticut’s Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Protects Youth, Students

The Connecticut bill signed into law on June 22 legalizing, taxing and regulating cannabis for adults 21 and older has…

June 23, 2021

RIP Rod Skager, a Pioneer in Harm Reduction Drug Education

When my children entered adolescence in the 1980s and ‘90s, the War on Drugs was in full swing. “Just Say…

June 10, 2021

Teens Who Vape Would Be Smoking If Vapes Weren’t Invented, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that teens who vape would probably be smoking cigarettes instead if vapes had never become available.…

May 18, 2021

There Was Nothing “Wasted” About My Youth Spent Clubbing on Ecstasy

Some of us who spent a lot of time using drugs in our youth have a tendency to look back…

May 18, 2021