The Facts About Teen Vaping

What Is Vaping? Vaping refers to the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, or vapor, created by a vaping device. A vaping device includes a mouthpiece, a battery, a heating component, and a cartridge that contains the e-liquid or e-juice. The e-liquid is a combination of nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. The battery powers the heating component, which heats up the e-liquid, also known as vape juice. As a result, the device produces water vapor. Users inhale this vapor into their lungs. Types of vaping devices include the following: E-cigarettes, which resemble traditional cigarettes—also called e-cigarettes, e-cigs, hookah pens, vape pens, or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery s

More than 1.3 million high school students started vaping in the past year

"The proportion of U.S. high school seniors who are vaping tobacco products nearly doubled in the past year, with more than 1 in 5 saying they have vaped to get a hit of nicotine in the past 30 days, a study said. The prevalence of nicotine vaping nearly doubled among 10th-graders as well, with nearly 1 in 6 using the electronic devices, researchers reported Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings suggest that the total number of high school students using tobacco surged by 1.3 million between 2017 and 2018. “This increase was driven solely by nicotine vaping,” the researchers wrote. The figures are based on a nationwide survey of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders who parti

State medical cannabis program to add Alzheimer’s disease as qualifying condition

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced that it will add Alzheimer’s disease as a new qualifying condition for the state’s medical cannabis program. Under state law, the new condition will take effect in August 2019. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm. “However, there is some evidence for potential benefits of medical cannabis to improve the mood, sleep and behavior of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.” As in years past, MDH used a formal petitioning process to solicit public input on potential qualifying conditions. Throughout June and July, Min

The Marijuana Report - 11.28.2018

A comprehensive new report by the Centennial Institute analyzes what marijuana legalization costs Colorado taxpayers. A few highlights: The highest costs are connected to marijuana-related ER admissions, hospitalizations, and school dropouts. There is a connection between marijuana use and the use of alcohol and other drugs. Calls to Poison Control increased dramatically after legalization for medical use in 2000 and recreational use in 2014. Adult marijuana users generally have lower educational attainment than nonusers. Some 69 percent of marijuana users say they have driven at least once under the influence of marijuana. Some 27 percent do so on a daily basis. In 2016, the marijuana indus

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The Holiday Season is known for being merry and bright, but they’re also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk driving. Every holiday season, lives are lost due to drunk drivers. Enforcement period: Dec 14, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 All 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have by law set a threshold making it illegal to drive with a BAC of 0.08 g/dL or higher. Just one drink can impair your judgment and increase your risk of getting arrested for driving drunk—or worse, cause a crash if you’re behind the wheel. Many factors determine the effect alcohol has on your body, and it can vary depending on factors such as your weight and when you last ate. This holiday

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