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Commentary-Why-Truth-Initiative-Supports-Raising-the-TobaccoFEATURED COMMENTARY: Why Truth Initiative Supports Raising the Tobacco Age to 21
Raising the minimum age of sale for cigarettes and all tobacco products to 21 is a critical tool that can help end the tobacco epidemic, explains Robin Koval of Truth Initiative.Learn more »
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Both Party Conventions Highlight Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has been a featured issue at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, an indication of the issue’s increasing significance in both parties, The Washington Post reports. Learn more »
Naloxone Critics Say Overdose Antidote Encourages Repeated Drug Use
Critics of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone say the treatment encourages repeated drug use, according to The New York Times. Many people overdose more than once, sometimes many times, and naloxone brings them back each time. Learn more »
Stanford Medical School Takes Lead in Teaching Addiction Medicine
While most medical schools devote little time to teaching addiction medicine, Stanford is leading the way in taking a new approach, NPR reports. Learn more »
Moderate to Severe Pain Linked With Increased Risk of Opioid Addiction
A new study finds people with moderate to severe pain have a 41 percent higher risk of opioid addiction, compared to those without pain. Learn more »
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Other Headlines of Interest

Largest Addiction Caucus Ever to Take Place During a DNC Draws Hundreds in Philadelphia (NBC Philadelphia)
Marijuana lobby finds welcome vibe at the Democratic National Convention (USA Today)
How Did Opioid Drugs Get To Be So Deadly? A Brief History Of Its Transition From Trusted Painkiller To Epidemic (Medical Daily)
No THC in Colorado town's water, new tests show (CNN)
How Can You Prevent Your Kids From Becoming Alcoholics or Drug Addicts? (U.S. News & World Report)
Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs (HealthDay)
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