Marijuana Legalization Raises Questions About Dangers Of Secondhand Smoke
A scientist finds that it can take the body three times as long to recover from inhaling secondhand marijuana smoke as it does from cigarettes.
Now That Pot Is Legal, Should You Worry About Secondhand Smoke? California Scientist Says Yes
Commercial sales of cannabis to recreational users began Jan. 1 in California. It hasn’t been even two months in this brave new world, but new questions about marijuana’s health impacts are already popping up. Is smoking cannabis bad for your health? (Ortega-Welch, 2/20)
In other public health news —
UC Health Study Hopes To End Confusion Over Mammogram Screenings
According to the American Cancer Society's breast cancer screening guidelines women should begin annual mammograms by age 45 and can reduce that to every other year starting at age 55. Not everyone agrees with those guidelines and women get a lot of conflicting advice, even from health care professionals, on when to start and how often to have mammograms. (Cabrera and Cavanaugh, 2/20)