A new study by Edythe London, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute, was featured March 3 by the Orange County Register, AOL Health and LA Weekly blogs and KCRW-89.9 FM, and March 4 on KTSM-Ch. 9 (El Paso). Her research found that smoking can lower activity in teens' prefrontal cortex, the brain region that guides decision-making and other important functions.
- “Smoking May Alter Brain in Teens” http://www.ocregister.com/articles/teens-290641-smoking-most.html 
- “Study: Smoking Impacts 'Decision-Making' Part of Teens' Brains” http://www.aolhealth.com/2011/03/03/teen-smoking-reckless-decisions/ 
- “UCLA Study: Cigarettes Make Teens Want to Smoke More Cigarettes” http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/03/teens_smoke_cigarettes_brain.php 
- “Mom Was Right? Teen Smokers are Altering Brain Development, Inhibiting Decision-making Skills” http://www.ktsm.com/news/mom-was-right-teen-smokers-are-altering-brain-d...