Synthetic marijuana could have strong side effects

Synthetic marijuana could have strong side effects
A local woman’s son became “psychotic” last October after smoking a substance he purchased legally, according to her testimony at a recent Athens-Clarke County Health Department board meeting. The substance — synthetic marijuana known as “spice” — was a topic of discussion at the board meeting Wednesday, when Marla Gray told her son’s story. Many ...

FDA Appealing Cigarette Warning Label Decision

FDA Appealing Cigarette Warning Label Decision
The U.S. government has appealed a federal judge’s ruling throwing out requirements for graphic warning labels regarding the health risks of cigarettes, said a Bloomberg report. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has filed a notice of appeal in U.S. District Court in Washington seeking to overturn Judge Richard Leon’s February 29 decision that ...

Anti-Tobacco Groups Attack C-Stores

Anti-Tobacco Groups Attack C-Stores
Public health organizations have long attacked the tobacco industry, despite its producing a currently legal product, while retailers selling tobacco have been their secondary target. Now that attack on retailing is heating up. According to a scathing new report savaging the convenience retailing industry by anti-tobacco groups Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Counter Tobacco, as ...

Singapore, a tobacco-free nation? Maybe one day

Singapore, a tobacco-free nation? Maybe one day
The Republic is rolling out further efforts to lower the smoking rate here, with a vision of “eliminating tobacco from Singapore one day”. Speaking today in Parliament at the Committee of Supply debates, Minister of State for Health Amy Khor said that while efforts ranging from education to taxes and legislation had brought smoking rates ...

Fresno County to sue three medical marijuana dispensaries

Fresno County to sue three medical marijuana dispensaries
Fresno County is wasting no time enforcing a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries slated to begin this week. On Tuesday, county supervisors agreed to sue three dispensaries if they don’t shut down by Thursday’s deadline. Representatives of two of those, which are just south of the Fresno city limits, said they will close. But nobody ...