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Tobacco-Free Workplace Benefits

Tobacco-free workplaces protect all employees from the harms of secondhand smoke and can motivate persons who currently use tobacco to stop or decrease its use. Employers that take the steps to implement a tobacco-free policy can reduce the impacts to both employees and their business.

Rising Marijuana Potency: A Global Phenomenon

A new meta-analysis that examined marijuana potencies globally found that concentration of THC (the compound responsible for the intoxicating effect of marijuana) has been increasing since the 1970’s. The new study published by Tom Freeman and colleagues examined data on over 80.000 samples of marijuana taken from various countries around the globe since 1970. Interestingly, this rise in THC has not been accompanied by a corresponding rise in CBD concentration which is thought to possibly mitigate some of the negative effects of THC. According to the study, CBD levels have remained flat while in some countries such as the USA,...

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Find out about protective factors and what adults can do to help prevent youth from using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

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