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Vape Prevention

Health and Economic Benefits of Tobacco Use Interventions

Why Say No to Tobacco? Using commercial tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Here’s why quitting or avoiding tobacco can significantly improve your health and well-being: 1. Protect Your Body: Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ in your body. It is a major cause of: 2. Protect Your Loved Ones: Even if you don’t smoke, secondhand smoke can be equally harmful

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Preventing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in the Home

There is no safe amount of secondhand vape exposure, and the home is a primary place where children and adults inhale it. To protect yourself and others, do not vape or allow vaping in your home or car, and encourage family members to quit. Smoke and vape emissions can linger in a room for hours, and opening windows or using fans and air purifiers does not eliminate the danger. Vaping

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Cannabis and Heart Health

Cannabis use can cause an increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure immediately after consumption, which may raise the risk of stroke, heart disease, and other vascular conditions. Most studies linking cannabis to heart attacks and strokes focus on individuals who smoke it, as cannabis smoke contains harmful substances similar to those found in tobacco smoke, affecting the lungs and cardiovascular system. The exact impact of cannabis chemicals like THC

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Young men at highest risk of schizophrenia linked with cannabis use disorder

NIH study highlights the need to proactively screen for, prevent, and treat cannabis use disorder especially among young people. NIH A study led by researchers at the Mental Health Services in the Capital Region of Denmark and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health found that young men with cannabis (marijuana) use disorder have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. Published in Psychological Medicine,

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