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Legislative Preview: Maryland General Assembly 2019
A free webinar on the Maryland legislative process and proposed tobacco legislation
"Legislative Black Caucus will push to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 in Maryland"
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that underage e-cigarette use is reaching epidemic proportions as 2 million middle and high school students were current users in 2017. In response, the FDA is launching “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign, a new, comprehensive effort aimed at educating kids about the dangers of e-cigarettes.
The latest Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey results on substance use trends are now available online from The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Some highlights include more than 13 percent of young adults not in college report daily, or near daily, marijuana use; alcohol use is more common among college students; some opioid use is declining in both groups, and the most sizeable differ
Maryland General Assembly: 2018 Public Health Legislation Recap
The New York Times released an article on April 2nd titled, "‘I Can’t Stop’: Schools Struggle With Vaping Explosion."