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Cigarette smokers are 10 times more likely to be daily marijuana users

"While we found that daily cannabis use and cigarette smoking were strongly linked among all subgroups, the most striking finding in daily cannabis use was among youths aged 12 to 17 years,"
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 1, 2017 15:32
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Trends in Daily Cannabis Use Among Cigarette Smokers: United States, 2002–2014

Daily cannabis use occurs predominantly among cigarette smokers in the United States. Daily cannabis use increased among current, former, and never smokers over the past decade, with particularly rapid increases among youth and female cigarette smokers. F
American Journal of Public Health
added Dec 1, 2017 15:30
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Air Pollution May Weaken the Bones

“Air pollution is like diluted smoking,” said the senior author...“Smoking causes cancer, cardiovascular disease and bone mineral density loss. So does air pollution. Even at pollution levels the Environmental Protection Agency considers acceptable, ther
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2017 05:42
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[Canada] ACT Concerned Marijuana Use Will Go Hand-In-Hand With Smoking

The Alliance for the Control of Tobacco is hoping that government does the new marijuana legislation right...says government appears to be adhering to the same rules placed around the use of tobacco products, but there are concerns that smoking cannabis
VOCM (VOICE OF THE COMMON MAN) (ca)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:06
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[Europe] How does UK healthcare spending compare internationally?

ONS’s new internationally-comparable “health accounts“1 show that the UK’s total healthcare spending in 2014 was £179 billion, or 9.9% of GDP. As a percentage of GDP, the UK spent less on healthcare than USA, Japan, France and Germany and a similar perc
Office for National Statistics (ONS) (uk)
added Nov 25, 2017 04:56
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EDITORIAL: Marijuana, Secondhand Smoke, and Social Acceptability [FREE FULL TEXT]

This evidence supports maintaining and expanding clean indoor air laws to include marijuana as part of a public health framework for marijuana regulation.16 Stressing the right of all to breathe clean air should also be at the core of educational and legi
JAMA Internal Medicine
added Nov 23, 2017 00:23
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Sugar Industry Suppressed Evidence of Health Risks of Sucrose: Sugar Trade Group Pulled Plug on Research Nearly 50 Years Ago

In a study to be published Nov. 21, 2017 in PLOS Biology, the authors said their analysis of internal documents bolsters evidence that the sugar industry has manipulated science in order to protect commercial interests, and to influence regulations and p
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:22
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Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects

Instead, the sugar industry pulled the plug on the study and buried the evidence... Glantz likened this to suppressed Big Tobacco internal research linking smoking with heart disease and cancer. "This was an experiment that produced evidence that contra
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 22, 2017 17:26
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[Canada] Saskatchewan should make 21 the legal age to buy pot: Canadian Cancer Society

“We know that second-hand marijuana smoke has many of the same toxic chemicals that cigarette, tobacco, smoke has and so we’re very concerned about vulnerable groups like youth and children,” she said Tuesday. The organizations also say the government s
Canadian Press
added Nov 22, 2017 12:40
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Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms

In 1972, an internal tobacco industry memo on Mr. Hickson noted that he had a reputation for manipulating science to achieve his goals. The confidential tobacco memo described Mr. Hickson as “a supreme scientific politician who had been successful in cond
New York Times
added Nov 22, 2017 04:59
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