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Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug

Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug

With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug. The gateway theory…

With legal pot comes a problem: How do we weed out impaired drivers?

With legal pot comes a problem: How do we weed out impaired drivers?

On Nov. 8 voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approved ballot measures to legalize recreational cannabis. It is now legal in a total of eight states. And this creates…

Smoking during pregnancy may lead to later substance use in the child

Smoking during pregnancy may lead to later substance use in the child

Charlotte Cecil, King’s College London Smoking during pregnancy is a well-known risk factor for many health problems in children, including low birth weight, heart defects and asthma…

Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too

Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too

Tom Heffernan, Northumbria University, Newcastle and Anna-Marie Marshall, Northumbria University, Newcastle A middle-aged cigarette smoker who has smoked for decades is two to three times more likely to…

With legal pot comes a problem: How do we weed out impaired drivers?

With legal pot comes a problem: How do we weed out impaired drivers?

Igor Grant, University of California, San Diego On Nov. 8 voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approved ballot measures to legalize recreational cannabis. It is now legal in a…

Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

By Anna Gorman California’s decision to legalize marijuana was touted as a victory for those who had argued that the state needed a system to decriminalize, regulate and tax…

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Stanton Glantz, University of California, San Francisco California voters handed Big Tobacco a resounding defeat Tuesday when they passed Proposition 56 to raise the cigarette tax by US$2 a…

California Lends Its Weight To Wider Marijuana Acceptance

California Lends Its Weight To Wider Marijuana Acceptance

By Anna Gorman Twenty years ago, California became the first state in the nation to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes. On Tuesday, Californians voted to legalize it…

Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

By Alex Smith, KCUR For many Missouri health advocates, an increase in the state’s tobacco tax is long overdue. But onlookers might be surprised to hear that tobacco companies…

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

Raymond Hogler, Colorado State University and Greg Robinson, University of Utah Congress continues to resist decriminalizing marijuana even as a popular crusade to legalize its use state by state may…

Ten myths about smoking that will not die

Ten myths about smoking that will not die

Simon Chapman, University of Sydney Across forty years I’ve come to recognise many factoid-driven myths about smoking that just won’t die. If I asked for a dollar…