The marketing, sale and use of electronic cigarettes, and the potential effect of these products on youth smoking rates — IHRP researchers have published many papers on these topics in the past few months to inform policymakers, especially in regard to U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal to deem e-cigarettes as tobacco products.
In a report released today, a team of prominent economists, including a Nobel Prize winner and IHRP's Frank Chaloupka, detail flaws in U.S. Food and Drug Administration's analysis that could misdirect future tobacco-related regulation.
Removing vending machines from schools actually can increase soda consumption among students, particularly if students are able to buy it from the school cafeteria, the school store, or leave campus to get it, found Bridging the Gap researchers.
How do sidewalks, public transit, marked crosswalks and pedestrian signals relate to teen health? They all make walking safe and easy. Adolescents who live in communities with these street features are less likely to be overweight, Sandy Slater and colleagues found.