Marketing Tricks E-Cigarette Companies Think We’re Too Dumb To Notice

January 15, 2015

The following article recently appeared on  http://www.casacolumbia.org/the-buzz-blog and discusses the marketing tricks e-cigarette companies are using to lure in teens. “Take Back Your Freedom.” This new slogan from e-cigarette manufacturer, blu eCigs®, uses a message of freedom or independence that …

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Can Marijuana Be Another “Big Tobacco?

Preventing Another ‘Big Tobacco’ Tobacco companies lied to America for more than a century about the dangers of smoking. They deliberately targeted kids. They even had doctors promote cigarettes as medicine. And today we are paying the price. Though smoking …

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Brutally Honest: Is it OK to spy on your kids?

January 7, 2015

Below is a great article on the debate surrounding a parents’ right to keep their children safe and a teen’s right ot privacy. Read the pros and cons to help you in dealing with this issue. (CNN) Whether you think spying …

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This Is Your Brain On Drugs

The following article appeared recently in the New York Times and discusses the effect of marijuana use on the brain of even the most casual user. The gray matter of the nucleus accumbens, the walnut-shaped pleasure center of the brain, …

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Winter Blues – What Are They and What Can I Do About Them?

January 5, 2015

For some children, the change in season brings with it a shift in mood. Is it a passing phase, or something more serious? Here’s what you need to know about depression, SAD, and your child. Depression can be a serious …

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