Could Facebook wreak havoc on dating relationships—and teens getting hooked on “e-cigarettes.” Show Notes

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Host(s): Dr. Bill Maier
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Could Facebook hurt your budding romance?  Maybe so, according to new research.   

According to a study in the journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, the more a person in a romantic relationship uses Facebook, the more likely they are to monitor their partner's Facebook activity closely.  That in turn, can lead to feelings of jealousy.

Russell Clayton, a researcher and doctoral student at the University of Missouri says “Our study also found that study found that excessive Facebook users are more likely to connect or reconnect with other Facebook users, including previous partners.”  He says that may lead to emotional and physical cheating

Are teens getting hooked on “e-cigarettes?”  As you may know, e-cigarettes deliver nicotine in water vapor without any tobacco or smoke.  

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen experimentation with e-cigarettes has doubled in just the past year.  10% of high school students say they tried them last year.  

And rather than being a preventative product or substitute for regular cigarettes, the CDC says they are actually becoming a gateway to them. 

CDC Director Tom Frieden says: "The increased use of e-cigarettes by teens is deeply troubling,". "Many teens who start with e-cigarettes may be condemned to struggling with a lifelong addiction to nicotine and conventional cigarettes." 

For some helpful information on quitting smoking and the latest on “e-cigarettes” visit cdc.gov.

I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.

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