Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercials.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day in the United States, nearly 4,000 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette. Within that age group, an estimated 1,000 youth become daily cigarette smokers.
mall cigars flavored to taste like candy or fruit are popular among teens, according to the first government study to gauge their use.
Electronic cigarettes worked just as well as nicotine patches to help smokers quit, according to the first study to compare them.
Researchers now believe glucose can help those addicted to cigarette smoking quit.