Loneliness isn't just an age thing; it's generational , says the author of the study, San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge. The study comes as the topic of loneliness gains considerable interest in the health care field because of its link to mental and physical health, as well as life expectancy. The increase in loneliness might be due to how teens spend their leisure time , Twenge says. More: Generation Z predicts the future: America's kids explain love, marriage and gender roles.
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Loneliness soars among teens along with social media use, study says
T he last time the U. Food and Drug Administration FDA tried to use graphic images to deter smokers in , a judge ruled its graphic labels—which included images of rotting lips, corpses, and diseased lungs—unconstitutional. Two years later, the FDA has revealed its latest move, announcing its first national anti-smoking campaign aimed at teens. At first look, the result is similarly dramatic, though slightly less frightening: One ad features a teen pulling out a tooth with a wrench to pay for a pack of cigarettes, while another simply focuses on a young woman with wrinkles. The campaign also underscores the addictive quality of nicotine, since many young people presume they can quit whenever they want. The ads, which will begin appearing nationwide on Feb. You can watch a preview here:.
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In , the Food and Drug Administration FDA launched its first tobacco-focused public education campaign, The Real Cost , aimed at reducing tobacco use among to year-olds in the United States. This study describes The Real Cost message strategy, implementation, and initial evaluation findings. The Real Cost aired on national television, online, radio, and other media channels, resulting in high awareness levels. Overall,
Our goal is to keep "The Real Cost" campaign an authentic and effective youth tobacco prevention brand. By , 2. Advertising and other prevention materials are delivered across a variety of channels, including:. Looking for the Posters for School Bathrooms? Unfortunately, we are unable to take orders for these posters, but a variety of other youth e-cigarette prevention materials, including print materials and social media content, can be found on the CTP Exchange Lab.