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Pot Now Legal In DC

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- It's now legal for adults to possess small amounts of marijuana in Washington, DC. Mayor Muriel Bowser yesterday announced her government will implement and enforce Initiative 71, which was approved by the District's voters last November. Bowser believes what she and other DC leaders are doing is completely legal, but Congressmen Jason…

Alaska Bars Offer Free Pregnancy Tests

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Anchorage, AK) -- Bars around Alaska are offering free pregnancy tests. This is part of a four-hundred-thousand-dollar study by the Alaska Legislature to see if women in the state will stop drinking if they found out they're pregnant. The goal of the study is to create awareness on Alaska's growing rates of fetal alcohol syndrome.…

FDA Landmark Tobacco Study Gets Preview

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- A new landmark study on how Americans use tobacco products will get a preview today. The five-year study by the FDA is expected to provide a wealth of data about smoking behavior that could shape regulations, including advertising restrictions and warning labels. The FDA was given authority to regulate cigarettes, chewing tobacco…

Hundreds Of Tobacco Lawsuits Resolved With Settlement

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Jacksonville, FL) -- Three big tobacco companies will pay out 100-million-dollars to settle hundreds of lawsuits that are now pending in a Florida federal court. The tentative agreement between Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, and Lorillard settles about 400 open cases in federal court, not the thousands of other cases still pending in state court. The…

Sleep Amount Could Impact Stroke Risk

Posted On February 26, 2015

(Undated) -- A new British study finds people who sleep more than eight hours or less than six hours each night could increase their risk of stroke. Doctor Irene Katzan with the Cleveland Clinic explains.   Researchers studied nearly ten-thousand people and found that "long sleepers" were 46-percent more likely to have a stroke. Those…