A Stanford adolescent medicine expert helped develop an educational game to reduce tobacco use in middle school and high school students.
Improving heart health, decreasing tobacco use in Alaska
Using telemedicine, Stanford Medicine researcher Jodi Prochaska is investigating how to reduce tobacco use in Alaska.
Exposing the effort to glamorize heated tobacco
IQOS, a new way of smoking, has recently arrived in the United States, but a smoking researcher warns it's not clear it's any better than cigarettes.
Stanford study shows the power of ecofriendly packaging for cigarettes
A new Stanford study shows that people incorrectly think cigarettes with ecofriendly packaging are healthier and less harmful to the environment.
Flavored e-cigs appeal to new nicotine users, Stanford study finds
New Stanford research suggests that young people begin using nicotine products like e-cigarettes by trying fruit, mint or candy flavors.
E-cigarette flavors may boost risk of heart disease
E-cigarette flavorings are harmful to blood vessel cells even in the absence of nicotine. The flavors of cinnamon and menthol are particularly dangerous.
Promos spark teens’ use of nicotine products, Stanford study finds
Teenagers who owned promotional items for nicotine-containing products were twice as likely as other teens to start using the products.
Doctors smoking? New exhibit displays now-startling ads
In response to views that cigarettes were unhealthful, tobacco companies used images of medical professionals to sell their products.
Nicotine’s effect on the developing embryo studied in new model
Using human embryonic stem cells to study nicotine's effect in development shows defects in cellular communication and longevity, say Stanford scientists.
Juul instigated a “nicotine arms race”, researchers say
Experts studying nicotine and e-cigarette norms say that Juul has instigated a "nicotine arms race," causing a shift across the e-cigarette industry.
Stanford tobacco researcher weighs in on JUUL
In this commentary, Stanford tobacco expert Robert Jackler adds context to the recent decision by JUUL to stop direct social media in the U.S.
A look at the cigarette epidemic in China
A new book by Stanford researchersexamines China’s cigarette industry to understand the root causes of our global cigarette epidemic.
Stealth vaping fad hidden from parents, teachers
Stealth vaping fad fueled by JUUL, the most popular of the electronic cigarette devices, hooks teens on nicotine while hiding it from parents, teachers.
Which drug stores sell tobacco to minors? A new paper investigates
Scientists review the compliance of pharmacies and tobacco-selling policies, finding that Walgreens is the most likely to sell to minors.
Prevention and health disparities demand greater attention, public health leader Howard Koh says
Howard Koh, MD, former assistant secretary of health in the Obama Administration, spoke recently in a Stanford Health Policy Forum discussion.
“A toxicological experiment”: Additional study needed on e-cigarette use
Researchers have studied the complex chemical composition of e-cigarette vapors to predict their health impacts on users and those around them.