Navigation Links
Tough Laws, Higher Prices Mean Fewer Kids Smoke
Date:4/16/2009

with the laws from 1997 to 2003 was credited with about a 21 percent decline in the likelihood of a teen smoking. Price increases for a pack of cigarettes during that time reduced the odds by about 47 percent, the study found.

The results appear online April 17 in the journal BMC Public Health.

"Cigarette smoking is a major contributor to many of the chronic diseases that we see in society today -- cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia and other forms of cognitive decline and low birth weight," said Dr. Ted Schettler, science director at the Science & Environmental Health Network in Ames, Iowa. "And adolescent smoking increases the risk of lifelong smoking."

According to the American Lung Association, about 90 percent of smokers started before age 21, and an estimated 4.5 million U.S. adolescents smoke.

"Up until now, it's been controversial about whether all the effort put into enforcing the law has been worthwhile or not," DiFranza said. "Some people had made halfhearted efforts to obey the law, and those have not worked at reducing either the number of stores that sell tobacco to kids or the number of kids that smoke."

The finding from DiFranza's study mirrors that from a study published this month on the effect of laws targeting the sale of alcohol to minors.

In that study, states that had enacted more punitive laws -- including use-and-lose laws that allow the suspension of a driver's license for any underage alcohol violation and zero-tolerance laws that make it illegal for young people to drive with any amount of alcohol in their system -- had fewer drinking-related fatalities among teens than did states that did not have such laws. The results were published in the April 7 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

"In the past, we've had success in reducing the number of teens who smoke by enforcing these laws in communities, but this is the first study
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives
2. Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
3. Tough Recessionary Times, but Frost & Sullivan Believes Its Not All Gloomy for African Healthcare Markets
4. Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss
5. Patients Bill of Rights Too Tough to Read
6. *** Diabetes Alert Day *** OneTouch(R) Offers Cost Saving Tips to Help Diabetes Patients Maintain Good Health in Tough Economy
7. Saving Money While Protecting Your Health in Tough Economic Times
8. In Tough Times, Kids May Find Solace With Grandparents
9. Compare Your Fitness Against the Tough Navy SEAL Standards
10. Top Employers Find That in Tough Economic Times, a Healthy, Productive Workplace is More Important Than Ever
11. Actuaries: Priority on Health Reform and Retirement Security Signals Tough Choices Ahead
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tough Laws, Higher Prices Mean Fewer Kids Smoke
(Date:5/3/2015)... HealthPostures, a pioneering ergonomics company that ... the , May 5 - 7, 2015 Minnesota Safety ... the conference include its bestselling TaskMate sit stand solutions. ... 6100 TaskMate Executive. Features of the 6100 TaskMate Executive ... extended platform work surface and supply holders. Weighing 50 ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 ProText ... exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro X. ProText ... for use in Final Cut Pro X . ... single keyframe with Pixel Film Studios' ProText Kinetic 2. , ... Start by staggering two ProText Kinetic presets in the ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... May 02, 2015 Kare Visits LLC. launched ... for busy caregivers. Kare Visits offers relief for caregivers ... living facilities. According to the Caregiver Action Network, ... average of 20 hours a week caring for an elderly ... cost to hire a nurse, a caregiver is now empowered ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Caicos Islands, BWI (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 ... website! It is http://www.thevenetiangracebay.com , and it ... it incorporates the stunning white and attractive turquoise hues ... study of Google, sixty seven percent of leisure travelers ... study showed that smartphones were used in the planning ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 TROY Healthcare ... Cerner Southeast Regional User Group (RUG) Conference in Atlanta, ... Southeast Regional User Group Conference provides a forum for ... who support all aspects of electronic medical record operations, ... Cerner software applications. , In addition to sponsoring the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 2Health News:HealthPostures to Appear at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference 3Health News:Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of Protext Kinetic 2 for FPCX. 2Health News:Chicagoan Seeks to Transform Industry by Launching an Innovative Elderly Care Solution 2Health News:Turks and Caicos Resort, The Venetian on Grace Bay, Launches New Web Presence 2Health News:TROY Healthcare to Exhibit at the Cerner Southeast Regional User Group Conference 2Health News:TROY Healthcare to Exhibit at the Cerner Southeast Regional User Group Conference 3
... own natural alarm clocks which can be set subconsciously just ... conducted by scientists at the University of Lubeck in Germany ... them to anticipate the "stress" of getting up at different ... of the power of thought when it comes to controlling ...
... demanding - or who do shift work - could ... in the US showed that this heavy work was ... babies. ,Jobs which involved long periods of ... significantly linked with premature birth. Physically demanding work was ...
... is implanted permanently in the eye is safe and effective ... alternative for laser operations that correct nearsightedness by reshaping the ... Allan Vukich of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine ... the results of a multicenter trial of patients who had ...
... serious morning sickness if they are pregnant with a girl, ... Norway between 1977 and 1985 showed there was a greater ... female child. ,Though there were more births of ... of mothers-to-be of girls being admitted to hospital suffering from ...
... and aspirin are equally effective in stroke prevention in the ... stopping platelets from clumping together, while warfarin acts on the ... help prevent blood clots in the brain that lead to ... more effective at preventing stroke, but causes more side effects ...
... self-contained artificial heart suffered bleeding in his brain in the ... latest setback caused swelling and made the patient, Robert Tools, ... said. // ,Robert Tools received the AbioCor mechanical ... the time, he was so ill he had been given ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The alarm clock in you 2
(Date:5/1/2015)... , May 1, 2015  Legendary actor and director ... a new PBAFacts campaign designed to educate and encourage ... more about Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) and to speak with ... an actor has the ability to cry and laugh ... of control experienced by people living with PBA episodes. ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 2015  Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON ), ... and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine ... laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, announced today ... third quarter fiscal year 2015 on Thursday, May ... call that same day, Thursday, May 7, 2015, ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... WOODBRIDGE, ON , April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on ... health, announced its operational highlights and financial results ...  All dollar amounts referenced herein are in Canadian ... in 2014 have been significant, with the right ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Danny Glover Joins PBA Facts Campaign, to Educate and Build Awareness of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a Little Known but Widespread Neurologic Condition 2Danny Glover Joins PBA Facts Campaign, to Educate and Build Awareness of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a Little Known but Widespread Neurologic Condition 3Misonix, Inc. To Report Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results On Thursday, May 7, 2015 2Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 2Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 3Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 4Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 5Pivotal Therapeutics Announces 2014 Financial Results 6
... MARINO, Calif., June 14, 2011 Viral Genetics, ... to a clinical-stage company. The Company,s two lead ... Metabolic Disruption (MDT) compounds for drug-resistant cancers -- ... or investigator-initiated Investigational New Drug (IND) pathways. An ...
... BSI Group America Inc. (BSI), a leading ... solutions, is pleased to introduce Entropy Software for ... quality management software solution to assist organizations to ... reporting, and improved quality and compliance assurance. Designed ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Viral Genetics Updates HIV/AIDS and Drug Resistant Cancer Research Programs 2Viral Genetics Updates HIV/AIDS and Drug Resistant Cancer Research Programs 3Viral Genetics Updates HIV/AIDS and Drug Resistant Cancer Research Programs 4BSI Introduces Entropy® Software for Healthcare Product Manufacturers 2BSI Introduces Entropy® Software for Healthcare Product Manufacturers 3
... Physician-office® is an internet ... (Solo practice, group practice ... complete their normal duties ... is a front office ...
... is a modular, Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system ... create a patient chart. ChartMaker is an ... M compliant patient notes, medical reports, letters, and ... ChartMaker is designed to be installed in a ...
... original EMR companies, with a wealth and ... With over a decade of clinical and ... design, corporate level training and support, enables ... medical practice to EMR. The unparalleled HL7 ...
... is dedicated to serving the needs ... ultimate tool to,run a better orthopaedic ... records software.,AcerMed's Orthopaedic-Edition EMR software has ... surgeons across the country resulting in ...
Medicine Products: