Education program takes aim at synthetic marijuana

Education program takes aim at synthetic marijuana
A mother at a recent presentation on synthetic marijuana given by the Peoria Multi-County Narcotics Enforcement Group recently called back to that covert agency. Suspicious of a package shipped to her teenage son, she opened the box to find foil-wrapped packets of material sold as incense but sprayed with a synthetic cannabinoid that can provide ...

Kick cigarette butt on TB Day, doctors advise

Kick cigarette butt on TB Day, doctors advise
Doctors on the Tuberculosis day urged people to quit smoking and other intoxicants as they increase the risk of the TB infection. Doctors say smoking affects lungs and increases chances of infections by 20% in people who smoke six cigarettes a day. Dr Sanjay Dixit, head of department, Community Medicine said, “Lungs’ TB is most ...

Cigarettes Invade College Campuses Despite Health Risks

Cigarettes Invade College Campuses Despite Health Risks
Students throughout the country are well aware that smoking causes cancer. Yet, if you look at the entrances to nearly all campus buildings, it is evident that cigarette smoking has a substantial presence on Fordham’s campus. The negative implications of tobacco use have been broadcasted in television commercials, on billboards and in health classes from ...

Youths help others fight tobacco use

Youths help others fight tobacco use
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 people every year. Every day, more than 4,000 kids try their first cigarette; another 1,000 kids become addicted smokers, one-third of whom will die prematurely as a result. By now, we all know smoking is bad for you, ...

Indonesia Only Asian Nation to Refuse Tobacco Treaty

Indonesia Only Asian Nation to Refuse Tobacco Treaty
As the only country in Asia not to ratify an international treaty on tobacco control, Indonesia has once again come under global scrutiny at international talks on the issue. Surin Pitsuwan, secretary general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, launched a campaign for a smoke-free Asean on Tuesday with a call for all countries ...