youth

How to Read the CDC’s Confusingly Presented Youth Vaping Data

I don’t think I’d ever heard of the annual National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), conducted annually by the Centers for…

November 10, 2022

New CDC Data Show Modest Rise in Youth Vaping, Spark Overreactions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) doubled down on what’s still being touted as a youth vaping “epidemic”…

October 6, 2022

How to Respond Sensibly to an Increase in Youth Vaping

For the past few years, the United States public health community has been amplifying irrational fears among certain sections of…

September 15, 2022

Extracting Juul Settlement Is About the Money, Not the Truth

Juul is back in the news, this time for tentatively agreeing to pay a whopping $438.5 million in a multistate…

September 13, 2022

Why Aren’t We Celebrating the End of Teenage Smoking?

When I was a teen in a small Midwestern town in the 1970s, the US high school smoking rate was…

September 12, 2022

Legalization Doesn’t Lead More Teens to Try Cannabis, Researchers Find

A perennial question around legalizing cannabis for adults is whether it leads to more young people trying the drug. According…

August 2, 2022

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