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State Raises Smoking Age to 21

Opponents state that it is unfair that 18-year-olds can serve in the military but not have the freedom to smoke if they do choose.

Household Pesticide Linked to ADHD

A common household pesticide may be associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in males aged 8–15years old.

Money as Smoking Cessation Treatment?

Paying smokers to quit seems to work better than offering them free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, new research suggests.

USPSTF Statement on E-Cigarettes for Cessation

There's not enough data to decide whether or not electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

CDC: Expand EMS Naloxone Use

Allowing more emergency medical service (EMS) workers to administer the prescription drug naloxone could reduce the number of overdose deaths caused by opioids

"Flakka" Linked to Unusual Behaviors

A new designer drug that is similar to bath salts has been linked to multiple cases of unusual and uncontrollable behaviors in south Florida.

New Warnings for Chantix

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the labeling for varenicline (Chantix; Pfizer) has been updated to include information on changes to alcohol tolerance and risk of seizures associated with use of the drug.

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20% of Patients Prescribed an Opioid Could Progress to Long-Term Use

Mayo Clinic researchers found that one in four patients prescribed an opioid for the first time progress to long-term prescriptions.

Pharmacy Shopping, Overlapping Rx Linked to Opioid Overdoses

Patients who use of multiple pharmacies concurrently (pharmacy shopping) and have overlapping prescriptions for opioid medications have a greater risk of opioid overdose events, according to a study in The Journal of Pain.

Indiana Urged to Permanently Lift Ban on Needle Exchange to Curb HIV Outbreak

Allowing needle-exchange programs is one way to curtail the recent HIV outbreak in rural Indiana, according to a viewpoint piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit

As the number of smokers in the United States drops, those who still light up are smoking less and more likely to try quitting.

Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Marijuana, E-Cigarettes

Adolescents are not receiving the message that marijuana or electronic cigarettes might harm their health, new research suggests.

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