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Drugs/Alcohol and Kids
Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It?...
SOURCES: Magdalena Cerda, DrPH, MPH, associate professor, emergency medicine, and epidemiologist, University of California, Davis, Violence Prevention Research Program; Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D., professor, psychology, State University of New York at Albany, and NORML advisory board member; Scott Krakower, D.O., assistant unit chief, psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Dec. 27, 2016, JAMA Pediatrics, online

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 -- States that legalize recreational marijuana use may be sending a message to teens that pot is harmless, a new study suggests.

Fewer teenagers in Washington and Colorado saw marijuana as risky to their health following approval of recreational use by voters in tho...

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Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid...
SOURCE: Annals of Emergency Medicine, news release, Dec. 19, 2016

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 -- A case study highlights the danger liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes poses to children.

Doctors in Oregon described the case of a 6-year-old girl who accidentally swallowed liquid nicotine used in her parents' e-cigarettes.

The girl's mother had f...

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