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SAMHSA’s Award-Winning Newsletter
May/June 2010, Volume 18, Number 3 

Youth Smoking & Maternal Risk Factors

Cigarette use by adolescents declined between 2002 and 2008, but about 1.4 million youth age 11 to 17 started smoking in 2008. According to recent SAMHSA data, adolescents age 12 to 17 living with their mothers may face risk factors at home that contribute to smoking.

Among adolescents living with their mothers, 9.7 percent lived with mothers who had major depressive episode (MDE) in the past year, and 25.6 percent lived with mothers who used cigarettes in the past month.

Cover of May 7, 2010, NSDUH Report - Adolescent Smoking and Maternal Risk Factors - click to view publication

Adolescents living with mothers who had past-year MDE had a higher rate of past-month smoking than those living with mothers who did not have MDE (14.3 versus 7.9 percent), and adolescents were more likely to smoke if their mothers smoked than if their mothers did not smoke (16.9 versus 5.8 percent).

The rate of smoking among adolescents living with their mothers was 5.6 percent for adolescents whose mothers neither smoked in the past month nor had a past-year MDE, 8.1 percent for those whose mothers had MDE only, 15.5 percent for those whose mothers smoked only, and 25.3 percent for adolescents exposed to both maternal MDE and maternal smoking.

For more information, download Adolescent Smoking and Maternal Risk Factors.


  Cover Story & Related Articles  
Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood

Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood

Project LAUNCH focuses on children from birth to age 8.


  From the Administrator  
Your Responses to What's in a Term?

Your Responses to “What’s in a Term?”

Comments are continuing to arrive in SAMHSA’s email reader-response box. Thank you! Read the responses so far.

Your Comments, Ideas, Personal Stories . . .

Your Comments, Ideas, Personal Stories . . .

SAMHSA has received more than 150 emails in response to the Administrator’s call for comments. Read selected responses.


  Health Reform  

Affordable Care Act: Implications for Behavioral Health

The Act improves services for people who have mental health and substance use disorders.



  Suicide Prevention in American  
  Indian Communities  
Helping Youth “Live To See the Great Day That Dawns”

Helping Youth “Live To See the Great Day That Dawns”

AI/AN youth are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide.

First-Person: Commitment, Hope, Community

Collaborating across tribes helped create a needed publication for AI/AN youth.



  Teens & Substance Abuse  
Adolescents Do What Every Day?

Adolescents Do What Every Day?

A day in the life may include more than texting and homework.

Tobacco Sales to Minors Increasing?

Tobacco Sales to Minors Increasing?

Sales of tobacco to minors increased nationally in 2009.

Youth Smoking & Maternal Risk Factors

Youth Smoking & Maternal Risk Factors

If a mother smokes, does that affect her teen?

Teen Smoking: New Data

Trends in young people’s smoking habits.



  Treatment  
TIP 49 in Your Pocket

TIP 49 in Your Pocket

Pocket “Quick Guides” for counselors and physicians.

By Metro Area: Treatment Data

By Metro Area: Treatment Data

Activities in 27 metro areas include Baltimore and San Diego — Metro Briefs.


  Awards  
PRISM Awards Honor Films, Television

PRISM Awards Honor Films, Television

Kudos for the realistic depiction of substance abuse and mental illness in film and TV.


  Staff in the News  
Leadership Award to Kana Enomoto

Leadership Award to Kana Enomoto

The Arthur S. Flemming Awards honors SAMHSA’s Kana Enomoto.


  Ending Seclusion & Restraint  

Organizations Making a Difference

SAMHSA honors facilities for reducing these practices.



  Drug Abuse Warning Network  
  (DAWN)  

Rise in Nonmedical Use of Pain Relievers

Emergency visits double for prescription opioid pain relievers.



  Recovery Month  
Toolkits, Posters Available

Toolkits, Posters Available

For September, planning materials at RecoveryMonth.gov.



  


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