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New Ways Teens are Using Tobacco: Vaping, Chewing and Smoking

Source: yourteenmag.com By Jane Parent Nick started dipping as a sophomore in high school because many of his lacrosse teammates were. “It was the cool thing to do,” and chew helped him to relieve stress and relax. He began, however, to notice a pattern:  after chewing, he felt groggy and lethargic. It took six long weeks […]

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Teens are Receiving Mixed Messages about Marijuana

Source: yourteenmag.com By: Dr. Jack Stein The legalization of marijuana–whether medical, decriminalization or legal–is sending mixed messages to our teens. Is it like alcohol, for adults only? Is it addictive? We took our many questions to Dr. Jack Stein, Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse. Now that marijuana is legal in […]

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Studys Show Substance Abuse Use Higher in Teens with Mental Health Issues

Two studies have recently come out showing a higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use amongst adolescents with mental health disorders. The first study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry revealed a significantly higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use by adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity […]

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2012 Monitoring the Future Results on Marijuana Use

According to the Monitoring the Future 2012 survey daily and regular use of marijuana remains consistently strong across all grades surveyed (8th, 10th, 12th).  Even more alarming is that fewer students believe there is a risk in using marijuana; among 12th graders only 20.6% view occasional marijuana use as risky, and only 44.1% view daily […]

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Local Teens Help Fight Sale of Tobacco to Minors

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed assembly bill 1301 into law, which would require the state to suspend and revoke a store’s license if they are repeatedly convicted of selling tobacco products to minors. If a store is convicted three times in a five-year-window, its license would be suspended for 45 days. Five convictions in […]

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