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Early Puberty Linked To Higher Substance Use Throughout Adolescence

A new University of Texas at Austin study reveals that teens for whom puberty begins early and who have rapid pubertal development are at greater risk for experimenting with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.

Health Behavior and Health Education Professors Receive Grant for Tobacco Use and Marketing Research

AUSTIN, Texas — Two University of Texas at Austin College of Education professors are among several scholars nationwide to receive funding from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study trends in young people’s tobacco use and the extent to which targeted marketing is contributing to an increase…   » Continue Reading

Coalition helping Texans beat a costly addiction

Coalition helping Texans beat a costly addiction

"Lose the cancer stick." "When you get a real job, you're going to be one of those people who has to stand out by the street to smoke." "That smoke's killing the people who have to be around you." "The guy three counties over doesn't want to pay for your cancer or for everybody else…   » Continue Reading