Random Drug Tests Required For Decatur Students Interested In Extracurricular ActivitiesPlaying a sport, playing in the band, even a permit to park a car, will require middle and high school students in Decatur to agree to random drug testing.
Senator John Cornyn Pushes For Action On 'Epidemic' Tied To Online E-Cig Sales To Teens U.S. Sen. John Cornyn was in Fort Worth pushing for action on what he called an epidemic tied to online sales of e-cigarettes to teenagers.
American Heart Association Says Taking A Stand Against E-Cigarette Use Among Youth Is CriticalIn North Texas and across the country, e-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product by most youth and adolescents, with nearly 30% of high school seniors using the product. E-cigarettes are undoing decades of progress made in reducing youth tobacco use, and they risk addicting millions of young people to nicotine.
Juul To Halt Sales Of Flavored E-Cigarettes In Retail StoresJuul Labs announced it will stop selling its flavored pods at more than 90,000 retail stores nationwide, including convenience stores and specialty vape shops.
Texas Lawmakers Try Again To Raise Minimum Smoking AgeThis may be the year that Texas lawmakers pass a measure raising the smoking age from 19 to 21 years old. State Sen. Carlos Uresti says this is the fourth or fifth time that he's tried to get the bill through.
Surgeon General Calls Youth 'Vaping' A Public Health ThreatThe U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
Study Finds Teens Vaping Sweet Flavors, Not NicotineHealth officials warn that e-cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens are only vaping sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate and bubble gum.
Study: E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge In Young ChildrenElectronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine.
Study Finds Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Cut UseSmokers who switched to low-nicotine cigarettes wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit.
Trube Stories: Kicking The Habit - TriggersAs I continue my fight to quit smoking, I constantly encounter triggers that make me want to smoke. Identifying the triggers is one thing. Finding solutions is another.
New Research Raising Questions About E-CigarettesAccording to a recent letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have detected high levels of formaldehyde—a known carcinogen—when the product is used at extremely high temperatures.
Congressional Report Presses For E-Cigarette Rules Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.
Texas Researchers To Study Dangers/Benefits Of E-CigarettesA lot of people are asking if those trendy new e-cigarettes are safe? It’s one of the things researchers at a Texas university are trying to find out.
Denton Smoking Ordinance In EffectDenton joined the growing list of North Texas cities to ban smoking. But local businesses are allowed some breathing room to comply with the ordinance.
FDA Says Longer Use Of Nicotine Gum Is OKThe FDA says smokers who are trying to quit can safely use over-the counter nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended in a move to help millions of Americans kick the habit.