In a first-of-its-kind study, a team led by Sherry Emery explores how different groups are exposed to and interact with media messages about electronic nicotine-delivery systems, including e-cigarettes.
Commercial accounts generated ninety percent of messages about electronic cigarettes on the social site popular among youth and minorities, found Jidong Huang and colleagues in IHRP’s Health Media Collaboratory.
New research by Frank Chaloupka and colleagues indicates e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems are widely available near schools and suggests policies that could impact their use among youth.
A penny-per-ounce excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would prevent 3,500 new cases of diabetes and save more than $1.5 billion in health care in Illinois over ten years, estimate Frank Chaloupka and Jidong Huang in a report for Cook County. Read the report.