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Sad Story Mirrors Personal Experience Aug. 31, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Although I'm no longer a teenager now that I'm in my early 20s, I still read your colum... Read More

Dad Smokes a Pack and a Half a Day! Aug. 21, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My father smokes about a pack and a half of cigarettes every day, and this scares me. I... Read More

It Wasn't Just a Chokehold That Killed Eric Garner: His Death Resulted From a Violent Confrontation That Never Should Have Happened Aug. 21, 2019

Jacob Sullum

The dismissal of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, five years after he participated in the fatal arrest ... Read More

We Did Nothing but Have Sex Aug. 01, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 17 years old, and I'm writing this letter of advice to all girls who are being pres... Read More

Burning Bridges Jul. 27, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

Humble brag: I am very adept at burning bridges. I may have a little arsonist in me. Emotional arson... Read More

Aim to Create a Lasting Impact on Dad Jul. 23, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I need all the advice I can get. I love my father with all my heart and soul, but I'm a... Read More

Father Begs to Differ Jun. 05, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Recently, the parents of a 17-year-old son thought they were teaching him how to drink ... Read More

Oklahoma Lawsuit Offers Hope for Justice and Change in the Opioid Epidemic May. 31, 2019

Daily Editorials

The nation's first opioids trial against a drug manufacturer opened this week in Oklahoma, offering ... Read More

A Tobacco Industry Bill to Raise the Legal Smoking Age Smells Suspicious. May. 10, 2019

Daily Editorials

At first whiff, a proposal to raise the legal smoking age to 21 nationally sounds like a good one fo... Read More

I Consider Your Lesson Well Learned Apr. 06, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My friend and I got caught smoking by her mother, who then promptly called my mother. I... Read More

Feel Better in Two Weeks! Mar. 30, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 19 and have been smoking for more than five years. I started out sneaking one or tw... Read More

Vaping Danger -- Teen Nicotine Addiction Ahead Mar. 29, 2019

C Force

When an epidemic is forecast, standard operating procedure is to immediately closely monitor the sit... Read More

Your Boyfriend Is Giving You a Con Job Mar. 19, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My boyfriend stopped smoking tobacco cigarettes several months ago. He is now smoking s... Read More

Smoking Remains a Top Health Concern Mar. 16, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: From a young age, I understood the harmful effects of smoking, because my grandfather di... Read More

My 'Friend' Became Too Expensive! Mar. 08, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a regular reader of your column for teens, but I hope you won't be upset to know th... Read More

Smoking Mom Wants Son Smoke-Free Feb. 07, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I really need your assistance. I'm a single mother and have a son who is 14. I am a cha... Read More

The First Hit's Free Feb. 04, 2019

Marc Dion

If you ever smoked cigarettes, chances are you didn't pay for the first one you ever smoked. You sto... Read More

This Is Not a Lecture Nov. 24, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My boyfriend is planning to join the Navy. He and I have been dating for almost 2 years... Read More

Are Health Officials Strangling the Lesser of Two Evils for the Benefit of the Greater? May. 24, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Tobacco kills 480,000 people a year in the United States. Yet when an innovative alternative that de... Read More

She Belongs At Home With Her Parents Dec. 06, 2017

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Our 17-year-old daughter and her father (my husband) got into a huge argument. My husba... Read More