Smoking and school absenteeism among 15- to 16-year-old adolescents: a cross-section analysis on 36 European countries.

2.29; 95% CI 2.16-2.43). These findings were consistent across age and sex groups. CONCLUSION: We observed an association between smoking intensity and absenteeism among youth in Europe. This implies that, to the extent that this association is causal, school tobacco control policies may reduce the short-term consequences of smoking on Read more…

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What every pediatric gynecologist should know about marijuana use in adolescents.

childrens.harvard.edu.Abstract Use of marijuana in adolescent girls is common and showing no sign of decreasing. With recent trends towards legalization of « recreational » and « medical » marijuana products, adolescents are increasingly faced with information and misinformation about the health effects of marijuana use. We review the current literature on the risks and Read more…

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Cigarette Smoking and Multiple Health Risk Behaviors: A Latent Class Regression Model to Identify a Profile of Young Adolescents.

2019 Society for Risk Analysis. KEYWORDS: Adolescents; co-substances use; latent class regression; risk pattern; smoking PMID: 30859607 DOI: 10.1111/risa.13297 ShareGrant supportGrant supportChapter 4393/2013 « CCM/Italian Ministry of Health/Centre for Disease Prevention and Control/ »/Italian Ministry of Health/Centre for Disease Prevention and Control/LinkOut – more resourcesFull Text SourcesWiley Supplemental Content Full text links Read more…

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Differential dysfunctions related to alcohol and cannabis use disorder symptoms in reward and error-processing neuro-circuitries in adolescents.

boystown.org.Abstract Alcohol and cannabis are two of the most commonly used substances by adolescents and are associated with adverse medical and psychiatric outcomes. These adverse psychiatric outcomes may reflect the negative impact of alcohol and/or cannabis abuse on neural systems mediating reward and/or error detection. However, work indicative of this Read more…

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Factors Associated with Poly Drug Use in Adolescents.

curtin.edu.au.2School of Psychology, Curtin University, Kent St, Bentley, Perth, WA, 6102, Australia.3Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth, WA, 6009, Australia.Abstract Poly drug use in adolescents represents a significant public health issue, heightening risk for abuse, dependency, and a variety of short- and Read more…

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