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American Academy of Pediatrics Speaks Out on Teen E-Cigarette Use

A new report finds that early nicotine exposure leads to an increased chance of addiction and disease and more difficulty in quitting.  The report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) concludes the earlier youth start using any product with nicotine, including e-cigarettes, the stronger their addiction will be and the harder it will be for them to quit.

Teen Marijuana Use vs. Binge Drinking

A recent report finds that high school students are more likely to use marijuana than to binge drink. According to the report by ProjectKnow, the jurisdictions with the highest percentage of high school students who say they smoked marijuana in the past month are Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Washington state, Connecticut and Vermont.  Nearly one-third of students in Washington, D.C. said they smoke marijuana.

Mixing Alcohol with Energy Drinks May Lead to Increased Drinking

A new study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research found that mixing high-caffeine energy beverages with alcohol may increase a person’s alcohol consumption. The study included 26 adults who drank alcohol and energy drinks alone and in combination over six days. The participants’ desire to drink was rated, along with their breath alcohol concentration.

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