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May. 01 2018

YOUTH AND JUUL USE

Electronic cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. E-cigarettes have a battery, a heating element and a place to hold e-liquid. Most e-liquids contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive chemical. As the e-cigarette industry continues to evolve, one sleek device that is becoming popular among youth is called the JUUL. The JUUL nicotine delivery […]

Oct. 31 2017

The Link Between African Americans and Menthol Cigarettes

If it seems like most smokers in black communities smoke menthol cigarettes, it’s not a coincidence. For years, the tobacco industry has heavily targeted African Americans with menthol cigarette marketing through culturally-tailored advertising images and messages.1,2 Their marketing has worked. In the U.S., nearly nine out of 10 black smokers aged 12 years and older […]

Nov. 02 2016

Smoking and Stress

Ask Floridians why they still smoke and you often hear that cigarette smoking “relieves stress.” While most people know the serious health risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting, giving up cigarettes as a way to cope with stress can be really tough. But Here’s the Truth About Smoking and Stress Tobacco use is […]