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Recently we learned that the death of Whitney Houston was indeed caused by her relapse into drug abuse. The coroner indicated that there was water found in her lungs leading us to believe that she slipped beneath the water unable to help or save herself. Simply thinking about this is horrific. The world lost an incredibly talented singer and actress in the death of Ms Houston.
Those who surrounded her claim that they were certain that she had stopped using drugs and that she was working hard on her recovery. The autopsy tells a different story that she was still an active cocaine user while trace amounts of several other prescription drugs such as Xanax and Flexeril were also found in her system. While it is so easy for the user to convince themselves that their using affects only themselves the case of Ms Houston shows what a complete fallacy that belief is.
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 12:45:29
By Saundra Young, Washington (CNN) -- Federal health officials are unveiling Thursday a $54 million national media campaign to get smokers to quit and prevent anyone else, especially children, from starting.The campaign, called "Tips From Former Smokers," is intended to educate Americans about the dangers of smoking through the stories and graphic pictures of ex-smokers who have suffered severe health consequences of tobacco use.The former smokers profiled have suffered ailments like stroke-related paralysis, limb amputation, lung removal and heart attack. One breathes through a stoma, a surgically created hole in the neck through which a person who has undergone larynx or voice box surgery can breathe. Check out print ad here.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 09:41:20
There are a number of commercial products designed to help smokers kick the habit, including nicotine patches and nicotine gum. Collectively, they are known as nicotine replacement therapies (NRT).Do they work? Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Massachusetts Boston suggest that they do not. They claims, they say, just don't add up."What this study shows is the need for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which oversees regulation of both medications to help smokers quit and tobacco products, to approve only medications that have been proven to be effective in helping smokers quit in the long-term and to lower nicotine in order to reduce the addictiveness of cigarettes," said co-author Gregory Connolly, director of the Center for Global Tobacco Control at HSPH.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 12:04:33
It is shocking to me that even young third graders are not immune to the impact of drug use and peer pressure. Sadly, this highlights the serious need to have deep talks with our kids at even younger ages in case another child brings drugs to school and offers them or pressures our kids to take them. If we do not teach them about the dangers and how to be bold and refuse to cave to such pressures, someone else will teach them that it is okay to try drugs - alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, even heroin
Third-grader busted for passing out heroin at school; drug bags had 'trust me' label: cops
April 14, 2010 APA
WILKINSBURG, Pa. - Police near Pittsburgh have confiscated what they suspect were 50 to 60 small bags of heroin from a third-grade student who was passing them out at his school.Tests will be done on the substance, but Wilkinsburg police suspect the 8-year-old boy was passing around the drug Tuesday at Turner Elementary School.Officials say the bags had the words "trust me" stamped on them and would have a street value of about $1,000 if the substance is indeed heroin. Wilkinsburg School District officials sent home a letter to parents says some students may have had touched the substance.The letter also asks them to discuss the matter with their children. Police say the investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed.
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Friday, April 30, 2010 - 17:09:40