Researchers from universities in Germany and Switzerland have explored the use of m-health in substance use prevention in adolescents.
A study exploring the factors leading to menstrual cycle irregularity and menopause has discovered smoking may contribute to irregular menstrual cycles. The research, carried out in Korea, also found an association with the early initiation of smoking and early menopause.
A study published in the Lancet details the discovery of a link between the respiratory disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and childhood exposure to parental smoking or childhood illnesses, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or eczema.
Association between Receptivity to Tobacco Advertising and Progression to Tobacco Use in Youth and Young Adults
A study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has found an association with young people being exposed to adverts for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and taking up smoking later in life.
Sexual Minority Youth Continue to Smoke Cigarettes Earlier and More Often Than Heterosexuals: Findings from Population-Based Data
Research carried out in North America has highlighted differences in youth smoking habits for individuals who identify as heterosexual and those who identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual (LGB).
The study builds on historical evidence to show that LGB youth are likely to smoke more than heterosexual youth to identify that disparities in smoking between the two groups are "getting worse over time".
Two studies funded by NIDA have highlighted a correlation between ADHD symptoms and initial smoking age.