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Taking Action to Keep Our Kids Tobacco-Free

Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., taking almost half a million lives every year. Every death caused by tobacco is preventable. Progress has been made but new threats to our nation’s health have emerged, so we’re taking the next logical step to protect our kids from the dangers of tobacco. Click this link for more: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USHHS/bulletins/1482adb

Mental health and substance use disorders are the leading causes of disease burden in the U.S.

What are the current costs and outcomes related to mental health and substance abuse disorders? Click on the link below for the collection of charts:   http://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/what-are-the-current-costs-and-outcomes-related-to-mental-health-and-substance-abuse-disorders/?slide=31

FDA Will Extend Oversight to All Tobacco Products Including E-Cigarettes

 Sunday, 08 May 2016 National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies, Inc.   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced it is extending its oversight to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, Reuters reports. The agency will ban sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18. Companies will be required to submit all tobacco products to the FDA for regulatory review. They will have to provide the agency with a list of product ingredients and place health warnings on their product packages and in ads. The move allows the agency “to improve public health and protect future generations from the dangers of tobacco use through a variety of steps, including restricting the sale of these tobacco products […]

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Substance use disorders extremely common among previously incarcerated youth

National Institute on Drug Abuse Science Spotlight March 18, 2016 New research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse revealed that of previously incarcerated youths, more than 90% of males and nearly 80% of females had a substance use disorder at some point in their lifetime. The longitudinal study randomly sampled 1,829 youth -- ages 10-18 years who entered detention in Cook County, Illinois from 1995-1998 -- and examined how lifetime and past-year prevalence of substance use disorders differed by sex, race/ethnicity and substances abused as the group grew to young adulthood. The participants were re-interviewed up to nine times over 16 years and were assessed for substance-use disorders involving alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogen/PCP, opiate, amphetamine, inhalant, sedative and other unspecified drugs. Other key findings included: · &[…]

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