Teen Smoking - Information for Teens and Their Families
World No Tobacco Day 2008 - Tobacco-Free Youth
World No Tobacco Day 2008 focuses on enacting global bans on tobacco advertising that Big Tobacco uses to encourage teen smoking.
Conquering Nicotine Addiction - A Teen Smoker's Story
"I started smoking as a very young teen. When I was 19 years old, I was smoking up to 30 cigarettes a day at University, and with a night out, it could easily reach 40 a day. I switched to a stronger brand, yet still smoked more and was in constant pain."
Are Clove Cigarettes a Safe Smoking Alternative?
Produced in Indonesia and distributed worldwide, kreteks, also known as clove cigarettes, are made of up of approximately 60 to 80 percent tobacco, 20 to 40 percent ground cloves, clove oil and other additives.
Smoking Facts For Parents and Teens
Nearly 3000 teens take up the habit of smoking cigarettes every day in the U.S. alone. Learn facts about teen smoking, secondhand smoke statistics and other smoking facts and figures. Educate your children about the dangers of smoking.
5 Truths about Teen Smoking
From About.com Guide to Parenting of Adolescents, Denise Witmer: "Parents often feel powerless against the tough issues teens face because they cannot control their teen's choices. While it is true that teens need to make their own choices, parents do have more influence than they think."
The Hazards of Hand-Rolled Cigarettes
People often think that smoking hand-rolled cigarettes is a "healthier" smoking choice. While hand-rolled cigarettes don't contain the thousands of chemical compounds regular cigarettes do, they're not a safe alternative either.
Are Bidi Cigarettes Safe?
Bidis (pronounced bee-dees) are small hand-rolled cigarettes manufactured in India and other southeast Asian countries.
Don't Start Smoking!
"I am a recovering addict, only my drug is legal. It is a cigarette. I never considered myself addicted to cigarettes until I quit smoking."
A Perspective on Teen Smoking
"I was 16 when I first picked up smoking. Three years later it nearly cost me my first degree in university. The good part of my second year was spent up in smoke...the byproduct of substances to which some were legal and others not so."
The Scoop On Smoking from ACSH
From the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH): 'Warning labels that say “smoking may be hazardous to your health” are making one of the most profound understatements in human history. Now there’s a website geared to teens that details the scientifically documented health effects of smoking—instead of vague, sweeping warnings.'
The Anti-Smoke - Now is the Time to Quit Smoking
Meet Dan. Dan is a 16 year old from Long Island who wants to talk to us about the dangers of smoking. His article, while aimed at his peers, gives parents some very good insights into how to talk to their teenage kids about the hazards of tobacco.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a non-governmental initiative aimed at protecting our youth from the dangers of smoking.