[Fwd: JT Direct: Cigarette Companies Increasing Nicotine Levels, Health Officials Say]
- Good stuff about The Safe Injection Site in this issue. VANDU has
filed suit to keep it open,as it should be!!!
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Subject: JT Direct: Cigarette Companies Increasing Nicotine Levels,
Health Officials Say
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 11:05:58 GMT
From: Join Together <updates@...>
To: Roxanne Baker <bluelady16.1@...>
*Daily Edition* September 1, 2006
*Cigarette Companies Increasing Nicotine Levels, Health Officials Say*
Tobacco companies have increased the nicotine levels in cigarettes by 10
percent over the past 6 years, according to the Massachusetts Department
*Vancouver Injection Site Faces Police Opposition*
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*
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/>
*Study Calls for More Safe-Injection Sites*
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*
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
More research news <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/r7Aok1M1vX7U/>
*How do we know we are making a difference?*
Harm Reduction Approaches to Injecting Drug Use
Silent Treatment <http://members.jointogether.org/ct/fpAok1M1vX7i/>
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