Encouragement Sweetens Labor

Hello World, They say encouragement sweetens labor. In my experience, I do believe that saying to be true. I decided that I wanted to lose some weight and to start working towards the goal I have i…

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Marijuana is not all bad – Part 1

Yes I said it. Marijuana is not all bad. 

Here is a repost from an article written by  JENNIFER WELSH AND KEVIN LORIA

It can be used to treat Glaucoma.

Marijuana use can be used to treat and prevent the eye disease glaucoma, which increases pressure in the eyeball, damaging the optic nerve and causing loss of vision.

Marijuana decreases the pressure inside the eye, according to the National Eye Institute: “Studies in the early 1970s showed that marijuana, when smoked, lowered intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with normal pressure and those with glaucoma.”

These effects of the drug may slow the progression of the disease, preventing blindness.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/health-benefits-of-medical-marijuana-2014-4?op=1#ixzz3cm7KlOhg

There’s no evidence e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking

By Linda Bauld

Source: The Guardian

In his recent ‘Comment is free’ piece Nash Riggins claims that vaping is just as dangerous as smoking, and expresses robust support for NHS Boards in Scotland who intend to ban the use of electronic cigarettes when their grounds go tobacco free in April.

The reader might be left with impression that the use of nicotine is simply not compatible with public health aims, and that e-cigarettes should be subject to the same restrictions as tobacco products. However, to reach such a conclusion Riggins overlooks an extraordinary body of evidence pointing to the contrary. Disregarding this evidence could mean missing out on the potential of e-cigarettes to save lives. Let’s look at his assertions.

E-cigarettes are not safer than smoking

Smoked tobacco is a lethal product that kills one in two of its regular users, who lose on average 10 years of life. Smokers…

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