New Legislation Regulates Tobacco Marketing

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This morning, President Obama signed legislation that gives the FDA the ability to regulate tobacco marketing.  They are expected to take a number of measures to reduce tobacco advertising to youth: Most cigarette ads will be limited to black-and-white text only (which may face free-speech challenges) Outdoor advertising within 1,000 feet of schools and playgrounds… Read more »

Discussing Risky Behavior Online is…Well…Risky

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This month’s issue of Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine includes two related studies about teens’ online discussion of their own risk behaviors, whether real or invented, in the real world. Researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute conducted both studies. One study found that most teens do discuss sex, substance use, or violence on social… Read more »