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Changes in Youth Cannabis Use After an Increase in Cannabis Minimum Legal Age in Quebec, Canada

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Nguyen HV, Mital S. Changes in Youth Cannabis Use After an Increase in Cannabis Minimum Legal Age in Quebec, Canada. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(6):e2217648. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.17648
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Importance  In January 2020, Quebec raised the minimum legal age (MLA) for cannabis from 18 to 21 years. Evidence is needed to inform the ongoing debate on this policy. Although proponents believe that a higher MLA will protect youths from the harms of cannabis use, critics argue that it will push them back to the illegal market.

Use of Menthol Cigarettes, Smoking Frequency, and Nicotine Dependence Among US Youth

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Leas EC, Benmarhnia T, Strong DR, Pierce JP. Use of Menthol Cigarettes, Smoking Frequency, and Nicotine Dependence Among US Youth. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(6):e2217144. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.17144
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Importance  Menthol may make cigarette smoke less aversive and could lead youth to smoke more frequently and become more dependent on nicotine.

Objective  To assess the association of menthol use with cigarette smoking frequency and nicotine dependence (ND) among youth cigarette users.