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E-Cig Clouds Aren't 'Vapour', Scientists Warn. That Word Just Makes Them Sound Safer

Emissions from e-cigarettes are not harmless and calling them vapour is purposefully misleading, scientists argue. While the puffs from e-cigs aren't exactly smoke, the term 'vapour' often brings to mind an innocuous cloud of water. As such, public health experts argue 'aerosol' is a more accurate description, as e-cigarette clouds have been shown to contain harmful chemicals that may hang in the air and settle on nearby surfaces.

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Case Studies in Marijuana: From Pharmacology to the Emergency Department

Upcoming free webinar from the PTTC 9. Participants will learn about marijuana: its pharmacology, THC, CBD, and its effects on the body. The webinar will present the most factual information and up-to-date data on marijuana and participants will review illuminating examples of daily marijuana poisonings that present to emergency departments across the Pacific Southwest Region. Learn the facts vs. the myths to assist you in your prevention work and to educate and protect future generations in your state and/or jurisdiction.

Presenter - Roneet Lev, MD, FACEP, was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP. She brought refreshing frontline medical experience to national health policy. She is a nationally acclaimed medical expert and speaker who continues to treat patients in the emergency department. As a mother of four, she relates to families who struggle. Dr. Lev uses data to drive change and is frequently quoted in print and television media. Dr. Lev is dually board certified in emergency and addiction medicine, bringing over 25 years of experience treating the frontline cases of addiction. She came to the White House as chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

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For days she couldn’t stop getting sick. At first she doubted the probable cause.

Many people, he added, are reluctant to tell doctors they use the drug or that they are dependent on it. CHS remains “way underrecognized” by doctors, he said, and is a diagnosis of exclusion typically made after other conditions have been ruled out.

“CHS is a very frustrating and alienating condition to have,” Danovitch added. “It often takes people a long time to be diagnosed and there’s a lot of suffering along the way.”

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Vaping linked to COVID-19 risk in teens and young adults

Data collected in May shows that teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not vape, Stanford researchers found.

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Association of High-Potency Cannabis Use With Mental Health and Substance Use in Adolescence

This study provides the first general population evidence suggesting that the use of high-potency cannabis is associated with mental health and addiction. Limiting the availability of high-potency cannabis may be associated with a reduction in the number of individuals who develop cannabis use disorders, the prevention of cannabis use from escalating to a regular behavior, and a reduction in the risk of mental health disorders.

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