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[New York] Good Question: Is that weed in that e-cigarette?

How can you tell if someone, like your child, is just vaping nicotine or vaping pot? Pat Taney looked into that for this week's Good Question report. Since they hit the market, electronic cigarettes have seen a rise in teen use.
WHEC 10 NBC (Rochester, NY)
added Nov 13, 2018 16:42
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Canada’s Message to Teenagers: Marijuana Is Legal Now. Please Don’t Smoke It.

Held less than a week before Canada was set to legalize cannabis, the public health session had a message for parents: Marijuana would be legal for adults, but it was not safe for young people. And parents needed to instill in their children the idea th
New York Times
added Nov 13, 2018 16:41
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[UK] TaxPayers’ Alliance concedes it launched smears against Brexit whistleblower

The rightwing pressure group the TaxPayers’ Alliance has conceded that it illegally sacked the whistleblower ...could have a major impact on how lobbyists are described in the media....the Adam Smith Institute, the Centre for Policy Studies, the Institute
The Observer (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:44
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[Australia] Health head turned Crown director says gambling not as bad as smoking

One of Crown Resorts' newest directors has hailed her presence on the board as a positive for gambling harm minimisation. Jane Halton, the former head of the federal Department of Health and Ageing and current independent chair of the Council on the Age
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Nov 7, 2018 23:29
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[India] Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence, say doctors

"A child who is born in Delhi is taking in gulps of bad air which is equivalent to smoking 20 to 25 cigarettes on the first day of his life," said Arvind Kumar, a prominent Delhi lung surgeon.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 6, 2018 16:42
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New Evidence Pot May Harm the Teen Brain

Compared to teenagers and young adults who continued using marijuana, those who abstained for a month displayed a "modest but reliable improvement in their ability to learn," said lead researcher Randi Schuster. "Most of this improvement surprisingly ha
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 30, 2018 22:47
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[Canada] CAQ wants to hike legal age for cannabis to 21 by March, minister says

The new Coalition Avenir Québec government plans to tighten the rules on cannabis consumption, including increasing the legal age to consume to 21 from 18, within 100 days. Confirming he will be the one handling the issue, junior health minister Lionel C
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Oct 29, 2018 04:24
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[Canada] Cannabis at 21: Quebec confirms it will raise age ASAP

Young adults shouldn't get used to smoking cannabis: the Quebec government hopes to raise the minimum legal age to 21 by the end of the year. “I think it's important to send a strong message that we want to protect our youth,” said Junior Health and Soc
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Oct 29, 2018 04:22
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[Canada] Should smoking legal cannabis be allowed at Montreal’s Santa Claus parade?

With cannabis now legal in Montreal, some are wondering whether smoking should be banned at public events where children are present, such as Montreal’s annual Santa Claus parade. It was a question raised by Coun. Abdelhaq Sari at Montreal city council
Global News (ca)
added Oct 26, 2018 15:04
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[New York] Experts blast trendy vitamin vaping as risky and pointless

a growing number of vape manufacturers are expanding beyond nicotine and marketing e-cig cartridges fortified with trendy nutrients instead. Purported perks include everything from optimized energy to brighter moods, but independent health experts tell Th
New York Post
added Oct 25, 2018 21:59
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