To Get Young People To Stop Smoking, Call Upon Their Peers
Experts say that the non-judgmental attitude used by peers can influence smokers to approach their habit differently.
Capital Public Radio:
Millennials Can Help Each Other Quit Smoking, New Study Shows
Young adults may be more likely to quit smoking if the push to do so comes from someone in their age group, new research shows. They found that 12.5 percent of the young people they'd talked to quit smoking later on. (Caiola, 10/30)
In other public health news —
Ventura County Star:
Domestic Violence Prompts Oxnard Vigil
Women, men and children stood in a circle outside an Oxnard church Friday night. Behind them, small aprons hung on a railing. Each one had a hand-drawn message about stopping domestic violence. The vigil was held "to create consciousness in the community that there needs to be a halt in domestic violence," said Arcelia Aguilera, a committee secretary for the Ventura County chapter for Lideres Campesinas. She spoke in Spanish. (Carlson, 10/30)
Los Angeles Times:
The 9 Worst Things You Can Do To Your Teeth
It’s that scary time of year — sugar season. You might know it as Halloween, when Americans are predicted to buy $2.7 billion worth of candy, according to the National Retail Federation. However, dentists and wary parents know the holiday is the unofficial launch of a sweets bacchanal that starts with trick-or-treat candy, and continues with Thanksgiving pie, Christmas cookies, Valentine’s chocolates and Easter jelly beans, and ends with an expensive trip to the dentist. (Herman, 10/30)
Can You Tell The Pot Edibles From The Regular Snacks?
Come January first, it will be legal to sell recreational pot to adults in California. Public health groups are trying to raise awareness about the dangers of edible marijuana products, especially with Halloween coming up. (Garrova, 10/30)