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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending July 26, 2019

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Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. appear to be falling, CDC data show
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.

America's Complex History With Tobacco, From 'The Marlboro Man' To E-Cigarettes
This month, the state of Virginia raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with historians Nathan Connolly (@ndbconnolly) and Ed Ayers (@edward_l_ayers), co-hosts of the podcast "BackStory," produced at Virginia Humanities, about America's complex relationship with tobacco.

What to call someone who uses heroin?
First-ever study to ask people who use heroin what they want to be called finds "people first" language often best, and language suggesting misuse or dependence generally worst..

Pinterest launches new search tool to help users' mental health
Pinterest launches new search tool to help users' mental healthPinterest is giving users easier access to tools to help improve their mental health right from the search bar.

Access to Addiction Services Differs by Race and Gender
Disparities in access to quality treatment play a role in every aspect of health care and health outcomes, and the opioid crisis is no different.

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