MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Vaping among American teenagers increased dramatically in 2018, with nearly two of every five high school seniors reporting they've tried an e-cigarette during the past year, a new survey reveals.
There was a bit of good news in the report, with teens reporting decreased use of alcohol, tobacco and opioids.
FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 -- In the past two decades, opioid overdose death rates among U.S. kids and teens have tripled, a new study shows.
Young children have either died from accidental ingestion of narcotics or from intentional poisoning. Meanwhile, teens have died from unintentional overdoses, using their parents' prescription painkillers or narcotics bought on the street, said lead researcher Julie Gaither, an instructor at the Yale School of Medicine.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- Rebellious teens used to reach for cigarettes or alcohol. Now, marijuana is increasingly their first choice, a new study reveals.
Columbia University researchers who analyzed national survey data say the "gateway pattern" of substance use is changing. Since 2006, less than 50 percent of teens have tried cigarettes or alcohol before trying marijuana for the first time, the investigators found.