Drug Overdose Death Rates Among Middle-Aged Women at an All-Time High

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the drug overdose death rate among women aged 30-64 years old increased 260% from 1999-2017. In the same report, the CDC found that there were 4,314 total drug overdose deaths in 1999 compared to 18,110 in 2017. During this time, the rate of drug overdose deaths involving…

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JUUL: The Current Teenage Nicotine Fix

According to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of smokers over 18 for January-September 2017 was 14.1%—the lowest it’s ever been. In recent decades, smoking cigarettes has become less popular than alternatives like electronic cigarettes, which have increased their presence in the tobacco products market. Composed of a mouthpiece, e-liquid tank,…

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