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Teen Health

Teen e-cig users more likely to smoke

August 19, 2015

Teenagers are among the fastest growing groups of electronic cigarette consumers in the U.S. They may also be the most vulnerable to the devices’ physical and psychological side effects, according to experts from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s Tobacco Treatment Services.

Combating adolescent smoking in Texas: Tobacco cessation program harnesses participant interaction to teach teens to quit

December 2, 2014

Brian Colwell, Ph.D. and his research partners at the University of Houston and the University of Texas develop an intervention used in virtually every Texas county over the past decade targeting tobacco cessation among adolescents.

Computers, smartphones and TVs: how electronics might be affecting your teen’s sleep

July 23, 2014

Natural blue light is emitted during the day, but most electronics also expose us to this wavelength of light. Recent research shows that artificial blue light has a delaying effect on our sleep cycle.