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CADCA and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance have developed a new educational supplement aimed at teaching young people and parents about the harms and effects of tobacco use. The supplement, which is intended to be used in the classroom, explains the science around the effects of tobacco use and its link to cancer and other chronic diseases and conditions.Drug type: Tobacco
What Predicts Perception of Disapproval Toward Drug Use? Associations Between Youth Lifetime Drug Use and Individual Demographic
Research consistently shows that personal disapproval toward drug use is protective against use. Furthermore, approval of the drug use of others appears to increase intentions for personal use. What is less understood, however, is how drug use in and of itself, might influence these perceptions of disapproval. A recent analysis by Joseph J. Palamar of the Department of Population Health at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, further explored this issue. The findings suggest that growing support for marijuana legalization is likely to have a detrimental effect on youth drug use behavior. Weakened marijuana laws will further reduce stigma and disapproval for using marijuana, resulting in increased marijuana use which appears to put youth at greater risk for using other, “harder” drugs.Issues: AbuseCoalition resource: Research To Practice, Research, Evidence-based Strategies, Data Collection, Data Analysis, AssessmentDrug type: Marijuana
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