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Because of the risks it poses to the lungs, the American Lung Association sites health impact concerns about tobacco/marijuana caused diseases as the result of e-cigarettes and marijuana use.

CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

MTAC'S Toolkit for the Massapequas

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition's Toolkit for the Massapequas addresses the dangers of marijuana misuse and vaping. The eight topic prevention tool highlights key facts parents (and residents) should know regarding the dangers of marijuana misuse and vaping. Topics include what's in a vape; potency of today's marijuana; marijuana and the brain; signs and symptoms of marijuana use; parent communication regarding marijuana; marijuana and driving; and facts regarding marijuana legalization in other states.

Pediatrics: Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

This Pediatrics article from the AAP presents and analyzes the most up-to-date data on the effects of legalization on adolescent marijuana use, the effects of adolescent use on mental health and cognitive outcomes, and the current interventions being recommended for use in pediatric office settings.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids - Marijuana

The Partnership at Drug Free provides outstanding prevention resources regarding how to talk with your child about marijuana use, as well as insight to teen brain development and behavior and how to connect with our teens.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana: Preventing Another Big Tobacco

Smart Approaches to Marijuana envisions a society where marijuana policies are aligned with the scientific understanding of marijuana’s harms, and the commercialization and normalization of marijuana are no more. Our mission is to educate citizens on the science of marijuana and to promote health-first, smart policies and attitudes that decrease marijuana use and its consequences.

US Surgeon General

The United States Surgeon General emphasizes the health risks of marijuana use in adolescence and during pregnancy. Recent increases in access to marijuana and in its potency, along with misperceptions of safety of marijuana endanger our most precious resource, our nation’s youth. Learn more about how we can protect our youth and their future.

Drug Enforcement Administration

The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Drugs of Abuse delivers clear, scientific information about drugs in a factual, straightforward way. With the information in this guide, parents and caregivers can help their children make smart choices and avoid the consequences of drug abuse. This publication covers topics including the Controlled Substances Act and introduces drug classes including narcotics, stimulants, marijuana/cannabis, inhalants, steroids, and more.

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