Tag Archives: Youth

Companies disproportionately target black, Latino youth in TV ads for unhealthy foods

Extreme weight gain in children is a dangerous mental and physical health epidemic in the United States, and public health officials have implored children and their parents to lay off the sugar-sweetened beverages, fast food and unhealthy snacks. But according to a report released this week by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity… Read More »

FDA Restricts Sale of Flavored E-Cigs to Discourage Smoking Among Youth

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.,1 and health authorities warn that while traditional (combustible) cigarette use has declined,2 the number of teens using e-cigs, also known as vaping, has steadily risen in recent years. Between 2011 and 2015, vaping among high school students rose by an astounding 900 percent.3… Read More »