Calling It Quits: Real Help to Stop Smoking
The program examines effective medications and behavioral strategies available today to help tobacco users give up smoking for good and improve their health. Part of KET's ongoing Smoking & Health initiative funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Dr. Tuckson speaks with Kerri Verden, program administrator of the Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program; and Priscilla Ewing, a former smoker and a tobacco cessation coach at Portland Family Health Center.
In this video, Louisville native Priscilla Ewing shares how quitting smoking opened the door to a new life. This video is part of KET's Smoking and Health initiative funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Use of e-cigarettes among teens has skyrocketed, alarming health advocates, parents, medical professionals and educators across the state and the nation. To address this growing crisis, public health experts in Kentucky recently held a conference to discuss the latest research on e-cigarette use, the dangers it presents to teens, and how to prevent another generation from becoming to addicted to nicotine. This article presents five key takeaways from the conference and is part of KET's Smoking and Health initiative.
Recent research has revealed a significant increase in teens' use of e-cigarettes, as more than one in three high school seniors reported having tried an electronic nicotine vaporizer such as a Juul and more than one in five has vaped nicotine in the last month, according to the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey released in December. Sarah Sparks of PBS NewsHour and Education Week reports.
The Food and Drug Administration moved to ban sales of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars while announcing new guidelines for retailers selling flavored e-cigarettes in order to curb the rise in underage smoking and vaping. The ban is the biggest tobacco measure taken by the FDA in nearly a decade. Amna Nawaz interviews FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb about the moves.
The Food and Drug Administration issued its toughest crackdown yet on the makers of electronic cigarettes that have become increasingly popular with young people. Manufacturers now have two months to prove they can keep their e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors; it's already illegal for anyone under 18 to buy nicotine products. William Brangham talks with FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.
Bowling Green native Brad Wheeler shares his personal journey from having a two-pack-a-day habit to being smoke free for the past 12 years. He also gives advice and encouragement to those trying to quit or trying to stay smoke free. From KET's Smoking & Health initiative.