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  • Roxanne
    Good stuff about The Safe Injection Site in this issue. VANDU has filed suit to keep it open,as it should be!!! R ... Subject: JT Direct: Cigarette Companies
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 2 11:56 AM
      Good stuff about The Safe Injection Site in this issue. VANDU has
      filed suit to keep it open,as it should be!!!

      R


      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: JT Direct: Cigarette Companies Increasing Nicotine Levels,
      Health Officials Say
      Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 11:05:58 GMT
      From: Join Together <updates@...>
      Reply-To: notice-reply-w6ku7nirv5bm8kw@...
      To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...>



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      *Daily Edition* September 1, 2006




      *TOP STORY*

      *Cigarette Companies Increasing Nicotine Levels, Health Officials Say*
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/f1Aok1M1vX7h/>
      Tobacco companies have increased the nicotine levels in cigarettes by 10
      percent over the past 6 years, according to the Massachusetts Department
      of Health.





      *HEADLINES*

      *Vancouver Injection Site Faces Police Opposition*
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/rdAok1M1vX7E/>
      Drug-injection sites like the one currently operating in Vancouver
      should not be expanded, according to the Royal Canadian Mountain Police
      (RCMP), which will play an influential role in deciding whether
      Vancouver's Insite harm-reduction program stays open.

      *Calif. Lawmakers OK Ban on Smoking in Car with Kids*
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/r1Aok1M1vX7m/>
      The California Senate has approved a measure that would impose $100
      fines for smoking while driving with children young enough to have to
      ride in child-safety seats.



      More headlines <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/4pAok1M1vX7j/>




      *RESEARCH NEWS*

      *Study Calls for More Safe-Injection Sites*
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/fdAok1M1vX7n/>
      A majority of injection-drug users who used Vancouver's Insite
      supervised drug-use site said participation improved their injecting
      behavior and cut down on haphazard disposal of dirty needles, according
      to new research.

      *Alcoholics Given Alcohol Shots to Prevent Withdrawal*
      <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/rpAok1M1vX7y/>
      The shakiness, confusion, and hallucinations associated with alcohol
      withdrawal can be dangerous when an alcoholic needs surgery, so some
      surgeons have resorted to injected patients with alcohol so they can
      operate safely.



      More research news <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/r7Aok1M1vX7U/>






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      Harm Reduction Approaches to Injecting Drug Use
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      Roxanne Baker C.M.A.
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      NAMA Board
      NAMA-NorCal
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