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NASADAD releases overview of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) is pleased to announce the release of an Overview of and Recommendations Regarding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).

The overview:

2019 Monitoring the Future data shows increase in youth marijuana vaping

The 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) data, released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that youth marijuana vaping is becoming more prevalent. In particular, "After remaining mostly stable for many years, daily use of marijuana went up significantly since 2018 among eighth and 10th graders–now at 1.3% and 4.8% respectively." 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows increase in driving under the influence of marijuana

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released results from a study showing an increase in driving while under the influence of marijuana and other drugs. The study found that, "During 2018, approximately 12 million (4.7%) U.S.

New publications released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration focused on pregnant women and young adults

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recently released the following publications:

Single-session & Other Brief Interventions for Preventing Youth Alcohol, Marijuana, E-cigarette & Opioid Use

We recently presented a webinar on brief interventions for preventing youth substance use. Because it was a completely filled session, I wanted to provide a description of the main points covered in the webinar for those who had not had an opportunity to attend it.

Introduction

Physical Activity Interventions Impacting Youth Substance Use & Mental Health: Free Webinar

Physical Activity Interventions Impacting Youth Substance Use & Mental Health: Free Webinar

Webinar Objectives:

1. Examine evidence-based physical activity interventions for influencing youth substance use and mental health

2. Explore research assessing physical activity, exercise and sport on later substance use and mental health of youth and young adults

3. Assess how prevention coalitions & organizations address physical activity, exercise and sports for youth

Free Webinar: Practical Evidence-Based Substance Use Prevention

Webinar Objectives:

Flavored vapor product ban in effect

At the October 9, 2019 Washington State Board of Health [SBOH] meeting, an emergency rule banning the sale of flavored vapor products in the state was adopted.  It is anticipated to take effect October 10, 2019.

The emergency rule:

1) Imposes a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, including flavored THC vapor products, in Washington.

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