Juul targeted kids with ads on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, lawsuit alleges

Juul, one of the country’s leading e-cigarette companies, is accused of illegally targeting young people online in advertising campaigns that featured youthful looking models holding Juul devices, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Read the full article here. The article originally appeared

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The true cost of cannabis: Why don’t its illnesses, deaths command media headlines?

This article originally appeared in USA Today on January 3, 2020 by Jayne O’Donnell. …the federal “mental health czar” and psychiastrist, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, [lamented] how little attention the “settled science” on pot and psychosis gets and the huge increase in suicides among young people with marijuana

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Lung Disease Associated with Vaping in Iowa Shows Large Percentage Related to THC

This article was originally published by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Several states have recently reported cases of severe respiratory illness among teenagers and young adults with a history of vaping. Reported symptoms include cough, fatigue, dizziness, headache, vomiting and diarrhea, chest pain, and worsening difficulty

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Press Release: Iowa to Host Digital Literacy & Wellness Conference Targeting Youth High-Risk Behavior Reduction

For Immediate Release Thursday, September 19, 2019 Contact: Peter Komendowski (515) 729-7334 Iowa to Host Digital Literacy & Wellness Conference Targeting Youth High-Risk Behavior Reduction DES MOINES – Peter Komendowski and Dr. Douglas Gentile of Iowa State University announced Iowa will host the Digital Literacy & Wellness

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Substance Abuse and Marijuana in the Workplace

Nearly 21 million Americans are living with substance use disorder, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. Three-quarters of those struggling with addiction to alcohol, pain medication, marijuana and other substances are employed. Marijuana is the most frequently used illicit drug in the United States, and about 7.8%

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Surviving Bad Special – Watch Entire Show

A Special Edition of Surviving Bad: Iowa Students Speak Out on Alcohol, Marijuana and Vaping. Filmed at MFL MarMac HS in Monona, Iowa with a live audience, students share their innermost thoughts and fears of the high-risk activities they encounter. Here is the Press Release: CEDAR RAPIDS,

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More Face To Face Time Could Lower High Risk Behavior, Healthy Iowa President Says

This article originally appeared in the Atlantic News Telegraph on May 6, 2019 by Jennifer Nichols. Our own Peter Komendowski, Executive Director of the Partnership for Healthy Iowa, spoke to members of the Atlantic Rotary Club on Thursday about ways to stop high risk behavior. Read full

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