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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This Week In Health: Red Skies Ahead

This Week In Health includes China in space, drones flying blood, supercomputers tracking our health, and even more negative side effects of smoking.

August 5, 2015

Obesity Rivals Smoking And War Among Self-Inflicted Health Risks

These stats on the real dangers of obesity will shock you.

November 21, 2014

E-Cigarettes Should Be Banned For Minors: U.S. Heart Association

Washington (AFP) — E-cigarettes should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes and should not be sold to minors, the American Heart Association (AHA) said in new policy guidelines out Monday. The use of e-cigarettes, which are electrical devices that heat flavored nicotine liquid into a vapor that is inhaled, much like traditional cigarettes […]

August 25, 2014

Smoking May Increase Suicide Risk, Study Says

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — It’s well-known that cigarettes are bad for your health, but does smoking make you more likely to kill yourself too? In a paper published this week in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, authors argued that smoking and suicide may be more closely related than previously […]

July 18, 2014

Toronto’s Crack-Smoking Mayor To Enter Rehab

Toronto (Canada) (AFP) – Toronto’s scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he is taking a leave of absence in order to enter rehab, after a new video emerged allegedly showing him smoking crack days ago. Ford, 44, has already admitted to binge drinking and smoking crack and is campaigning for re-election on a give-me-another-chance platform. […]

May 1, 2014

U.S. Lawmakers: No E-cigarette Sales Or Ads To Youths

Washington (AFP) – U.S. lawmakers want electronic cigarettes to be treated just like tobacco products when it comes to barring the sales and marketing of the controversial devices to children. Senate and House Democrats said Monday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency responsible for protecting public health in the United States, has […]

April 14, 2014

Study: Electronic Cigarettes Can Be Dangerous, Even If You Don’t Smoke Them

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a new health problem related to electronic cigarettes — the risk that the devices themselves or the liquid nicotine that goes into them will cause injury to eyes, skin or other body parts. Calls to poison control centers […]

April 3, 2014

Smoking Bans Can Help Kids’ Health, Researchers Say

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — If legislation banning smoking protects people from disease, then the proportion of the world population covered by such laws is too low — just 16 percent, according to researchers. “Smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial reductions in preterm births” and hospital visits for asthma, the researchers […]

March 31, 2014
Marijuana, National News, Decriminalization, Drugs, Smoking, Pot, Weed, Legalization, States

14 States That Have Decriminalized Marijuana

It’s high time for stoners: the decriminalization of marijuana is spreading across the nation.

April 1, 2013
Marijuana, Arrests, War On Drugs, Decriminalization, Smoking, Memo Pad, National News

Marijuana Arrests Now Exceed Arrests For Violent Crime

The total number of marijuana arrests suggests an epidemic of wasted resources.

January 20, 2013