Dripping, a New Vaping Trend
Dripping in an alternative way to vape being used by some consumers. With vaping, a small amount of nicotine liquid is added to later be vaped(smoked). Dripping is when the nicotine liquid (with or without flavor) is heated up directly on the battery-operated coil.
Concerns about dripping: this practice is of concern because the e-liquid is vaporized at a much higher temperature and the extra benefit of a filter is bypassed. Researchers believe there is some evidence that dripping e-liquids may lead to higher levels of non-nicotine toxins being released. In addition, dripping can lead more nicotine exposure too.
Some reasons behind dripping: users tend to be young consumers. Many teenagers say that dripping provides a better smoke, a better hit and better taste.
See this article for more information on dripping.
Marijuana News in Oregon
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Oregon. Please visit this site to find the latest data trends.
Marijuana Safety: Reports
-NEW! Marijuana report YR 2014-YR 2017 from the Oregon Poison Center.
-Oregon Heath Authority Comprehensive Marijuana report: Marijuana Report
Marijuana Safety: Tips for parents
Marijuana Safety: Tips for adults users
Find the latest updates and resources regarding Opioids. Learn more about this type of drug affecting our Country.
Opioids Basics- One page Summary
Information on a Syringe exchange and needle program- in Multnomah County
Lead in Oregon Schools
In light of recent lead exposures in schools, particularly in the Portland, Oregon area. We would like to share the following resources:
Oregon Health Authority: Lead information page
Oregon Lead information phone line: 1-800-368-5060 (includes multilingual options)
National Lead Information from the Environmental Protection Agency: Educational Site and Info Line
Spice and other Synthetic Cannabinoids
This drug is usually called "Synthetic Marijuana", but it is very different than Marijuana.
Learn more about Spice and Other Cannabinoids.
E-Cigarettes & Health
Are E-Cigarettes Safer Than Tobacco Cigarettes? Learn about E-Cigarettes and the dangers to children
Powdered Caffeine: how much in a teaspoon?
Laundry Detergent Pods & Children
Consumer Reports no longer recommends laundry detergents pods due to the dangers they pose to children.