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The Threat of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) may be relatively common, according to a new study.
Dripping: A Possible New E-Cig Trend
Electronic cigarette use appears to be on the rise among teens. Now, some teens are finding new ways to use these nicotine-delivering devices, according to a new study.
FDA Targets Smokeless Tobacco in Rural Areas
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding its “The Real Cost” campaign to rural America.
Smoking May Put Baby's DNA at Risk
It's a well-known fact that smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby. Now, researchers may have a clearer picture as to why that is.
Officials Crack Down on Nicotine Products
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a leading authority on children's health issues, is looking to clear the air on tobacco product use.
What a Little Supervision Could Do for Teen Girls
The teen years can be a challenge for both kids and their parents. But keeping an eye on early-maturing teen girls may make a difference.
Pregnant Mom Lights Up, Baby's Heart at Risk
It's not news that smoking during pregnancy is a bad idea. But researchers are still learning the various ways it can affect a developing baby.
Early Bloomers Smoking and Drinking Before Peers
Puberty is an important milestone on the road to growing up. But hitting puberty early may lead some kids to try adult substances earlier than other kids.
Binge Drinking and Pregnancy Don't Mix
It is already known that drinking during pregnancy can affect the growing baby's brain and development. But different amounts of alcohol drunk at different times in a pregnancy may have different effects.
Mom, Go Outside to Smoke
Pregnant moms may be getting better about quitting smoking while they’re pregnant, but once the baby is born, many light up again.