Thursday, December 29, 2016

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Recreational Marijuana Approved in California, MassachusettsRecreational Marijuana Approved in California, Massachusetts and Nevada
Recreational marijuana initiatives passed in California, Massachusetts and Nevada on Tuesday night, The Washington Post reports. Voters in Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota approved medical marijuana initiatives. Learn more »
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Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes Often More Likely to Become Regular Smokers
A new study finds teens who often use e-cigarettes are more likely to become regular smokers and to smoke many cigarettes a day. Learn more »
Young Men With Drinking Problem Have More Health Issues Later in Life
Young men with alcohol dependence are more likely to have health problems later in life, compared with their peers who do not drink, a new study suggests. Learn more »
Graphic Cigarette Labels Could Save More than 650,000 Lives in Next 50 Years: Study
Requiring cigarette labels that graphically depict the health consequences of smoking could save more than 650,000 lives in the United States in the next 50 years, according to a new study. The labels also could prevent tens of thousands of preterm births and low birth-weight babies, the researchers said. Learn more »
Almost Two Dozen People Treated For Synthetic Drug Overdoses in St. Louis
Almost two dozen people were treated for synthetic drug overdoses in downtown St. Louis on Monday and Tuesday, KTVI reports. Most of the overdoses were linked to K2. Learn more »
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Other Headlines of Interest

What the future of marijuana legalization could look like under President Trump (The Washington Post)
At the Frontline of the Opioid Epidemic, but Unable to Help (The New York Times)
Heroin: The poisoning of America (CNN)
Africa's Heroin Highway to the West (The Daily Beast)
A Generation of Addiction Inside Appalachia (West Virginia Public Radio)
This is U-47700, Once a Lab Experiment, Now a Killer Opioid (The Wall Street Journal)
College Students and Binge Drinking: When a Rite of Passage Becomes a Path to Destruction (U.S. News & World Report)The Chemistry of Addiction Explains Why Disappointment Hurts So Badly (New York Magazine)
How drug addiction led to more grandparents raising grandchildren (PBS NewsHour)
Baltimore area school systems stock heroin overdose drug (The Baltimore Sun)
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