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Teen Girls Drawn to Cigarette Ads in Fashion Mags

Do pink cigarette ads target teen girls?
Move over Marlboro Man: Camel No. 9 is here, and he's garnered the attention of the "Gossip Girl" crowd. Cigarette manufacturer RJ Reynolds took its campaign into the heart of chic-girl culture, and r...

Hey Kids: Smoking Blows; Teen Anti-Smoking Ad Inflames the French

Anti-smoking ads have sparked controversy. Credit: BDDP ET FILS / AFP / Getty Images
A French anti-smoking ad that seems to equate smoking with oral sex is igniting passions in Paris and the rest of the country. According to London's Daily Te...

FDA Fears Kids Will Like Dissolvable Tobacco

Lawrence Deyton, head of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products,says he's concerned about dissolvable tobacco products. Credit: Jacquelyn Martin, AP
Remember candy cigarettes? You can still buy them, and odds are some kids still enjoy them, but th...

Study Confirms Link Between Tobacco and Behavioral Problems

Are some cases of ADHD caused by exposure to cigarette smoke before birth? Credit: Paraschiv Alexandru, Flickr.
German scientists have found evidence of a link between exposure to tobacco smoke during early development and abnormal behavioral ...

What Do You Think About Smoking?

Our friends at AOLHeath are conducting a poll on smoking habits and they want to hear from parents. Jump in and let them know where you stand >>>...

School Bans Smoking for Teachers, But Not for Students

Teachers can't smoke at a school in Wales, but students might be allowed to indulge their addiction. Credit: stevendepolo, Flickr
A school in Wales forbids teachers to smoke on school grounds, but may create an outdoor shelter on campus where pup...

Student Forced to Smoke 42 Cigarettes in Two Hours

Teacher punishes smoking student -- by making him smoke more. Credit: Jupiterimages
A student in Malaysia was forced to smoke 42 cigarettes while his fellow pupils looked on after a teacher found smoking paraphernalia in his locker, according ...

Controversial Anti-Smoking Ad Targets Parents

Health officials in New York City want parents to quit smoking, so they're trying something novel: Terrorizing small children. In a new television ad, a 3-year-old boy walks with his mother in a busy train station. Suddenly, she disappears. The boy's...

Smoking Smarties - Just Say No

There is good news and bad news on the teen smoking front. The good news is that teen smoking has been steadily declining over the past few years. This can be attributed to a number of factors, including changes in the way cigarettes are advertised, ...

Mother of Three-Year-Old Smoker Convicted

If you've got a three-year-old child, I would think you would pretty much know where that kid is and what they're doing at all times.Kelly Marie Pocock has a different method of child-rearing. While this 24-year-old Londoner was chatting on the phone...

Chinese New Year, Alyson Hannigan, and a Smoking Toddler - Links we Love

Monday is the first day of the Chinese New Year (this year is the Year of the Ox). Get your kids in the spirit with these cute DIY lanterns. -- AlphaMom How is Alyson Hannigan staying fit during her first pregnancy? By doing Pilates, of course. --...

Third-Hand Smoke Harming Kids

Smokers-and your children--beware. Even though you may smoke outside, or roll down the window to let in fresh air when you're smoking in the car, toxins remain in your hair and on your clothes that can ultimately poison your kids. Sound scary? well, ...

Teens' Deeds Now Up infertility Risks Later

No one likes to think their teenager is having sex. And we all remember how that went when we ourselves were teenagers. The math suggests that teens ARE having sex--if, you know, Bristol Palin, for example, is any indicator. What teens might know abo...

Smokin' in the Boys Room -- What Kids Are Smoking

Did you know that every year, the federal government funds a study to keep on top of teenage drug use? I didn't. Not that it surprises me, but, no, I didn't know that. Well, it turns out that this year's edition has some surprising numbers in it. Tee...

Smokers prohibited from being foster parents

An essay in the Times Online about prohibiting people who smoke from becoming foster parents in the UK -- despite a dire need for them -- gets to the core of what it means to guide small humans into adulthood. Writer Daisy Goodwin talks about all the...

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