Some banks and credit unions are starting to do business with legal marijuana sellers, The Washington Post reports.
A new version of the “Truth” anti-smoking campaign, aimed at teenagers, urges them to use social media to convince their peers not to smoke, The New York Times reports. Previously, the campaign encouraged teens to focus their rebellious tendencies against tobacco companies.
Employers in Colorado are receiving mixed messages about how to deal with employees who use marijuana, according to NPR. Recreational use of marijuana is now legal for adults in both Colorado and Washington state.
More smokers use e-cigarettes to help them quit than prescription drugs like Chantix or nicotine gums or patches, a new study finds.
College students who are dependent on prescription painkillers can be successfully treated with buprenorphine/naloxone or sustained-release naltrexone, according to experts.
U.S. health officials say Robin Williams’ death highlights the increasing rate of suicide among American adults ages 45 to 64, The Wall Street Journal reports. Williams, 63, died in an apparent suicide on Monday.
Using marijuana at least once a week can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased IQ in teens and young adults, according to researchers at the American Psychological Association annual meeting.
A survey of the U.S. homeless population indicates 26.6 percent of people living on the street report chronic substance abuse, according to The Washington Post.
Tobacco companies are trying to improve their image in a number of ways, NBC News reports. The effort includes promoting “smokeless” e-cigarettes, and the announcement that a subsidiary of Reynolds American is developing emergency Ebola treatments from tobacco plants.
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