Print this issue. A new survey found an alarming rise in the number of American teens who tried vaping last year. The study suggests that vaping may be driving an increase in nicotine use for teens. In vaping, a battery powered device called an e-cigarette heats a liquid into a vapor that can be inhaled. The vapor may contain nicotine the addictive drug in tobacco , flavoring, and other chemicals. E-cigarettes can also be used with marijuana, hash oil, or other substances.
Bomb threat note found in car parked outside newspaper office in Cobb. In , when the institute began surveying students on the issue, 18 percent said they felt overwhelmed. The rate of hospital admissions for suicidal teenagers has also doubled over the past decade. But the research found suicide rates among to year-old girls doubled between and , reaching a year high. Anxiety, along with depression, cuts across all demographics, including both privileged and disadvantaged teenagers.
Friday nights in the fall mean high school football. But that wholesome slice of Americana also contains a dark undercurrent—a marked rise in the use of human growth hormone by high school aged students. In a recent survey of 3, kids, 11 percent of teens in grades 9 through 12 reported having used synthetic human growth hormone without a prescription. That means that at any high school football game, it's likely that at least two players on the field will have tried human growth hormone.
The number of young people in the UK who say they do not believe that life is worth living has doubled in the last decade, amid a sense of overwhelming pressure from social media which is driving feelings of inadequacy, new research suggests. Youth happiness levels have fallen most sharply over the last decade in respect of relationships with friends and emotional health, the survey found, while satisfaction with issues like money and accommodation have remained steady. The gloomy view on life being taken by a growing minority of young people comes amid reports of an increased rate of teenage suicide. It was reported on Sunday that official statistics due later this year will show that suicides now occur at more than five in , teenagers in England. That contrasts with a figure of just over three in , in