The dramatic rise in vaping among teens is alarming to pediatricians and parents alike. It’s common for teens’ first exposure to vaping to come as an effect of peer pressure, says Dr. Katherine Williamson, a CHOC pediatrician. “The rate at which vaping has increased over the last several years see is really scary for me […]
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Did you know that 45%of all high school seniors have tried marijuana? Teen marijuana use now exceeds cigarette use among high schoolers.
Sgt. Phil McMullin of Orange PD on the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids and its rise in popularity among teens.
Growing children, whose lungs and hearts are still developing, are at risk for greater effects of secondhand smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are essentially breathing in the same harmful chemicals as smoker themselves.
Final exams are right around the corner and teens may be tempted with dangerous stimulants to cram in some last-minute late-night studying. Get to know the dangers of stimulant abuse to help your kids make smart decisions and stay healthy while performing under pressure.
How much do you really know about teens and drugs? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of teen alcohol and drug use, including what may be a warning sign.
Going off to college can be the first time teens manage their own health care. A pediatrician offers advice on making the transition easier.