Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 28

Even Nicotine-Free E-Cig Vapor Damages Lung Cells

In the last couple of years, electronic cigarette use has exceeded that of traditional cigarettes among teenagers. And now, a new study shows how e-cigs aren’t necessarily great for lung health either: not only is nicotine damaging for the lungs in any form, but even exposure to vapor from e-cigs that don’t contain nicotine may have …

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May 22

What’s Kratom? Parents Claim the Drug Drove Son to Suicide

The parents of a University of Georgia student who committed suicide earlier this month are now speaking out about it — specifically about an unregulated drug called Kratom they say their son John Eden was addicted to, in an aim to save others from the same tragic fate. “I had a feeling he was on the ledge, …

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May 20

Two Flee South Lake Tahoe Drug Lab Explosion

Two people are being sought in connection with a drug lab that blew up in South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday night. The suspects were seen running from the apartment on Larch Avenue after the 8:20pm explosion on May 19.  Glass was blown out and a small fire started. However, the damage was minimal. The building inspector …

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May 18

The Surprising Downsides Of Being High On Pot

Smoking marijuana can lead to more than a euphoric high, and has been linked to long-lasting delusions, mouth swelling and several other surprising effects, according to a new review of research on the recreational use of the drug. “All recreational users should be aware of potential undesired acute cannabinoid effects,” or the effects of being …

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May 15

Renowned Doctor to Present in Truckee on Prescription Drug Dangers

Dr. Roneet Lev, a prescription drug safety champion and 2015 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit keynote speaker, will present to Tahoe-Truckee community members next week. Her presentation will center on prescription drug abuse, as well as national and local safety efforts. The free event is scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the Tahoe …

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May 07

Drug Bust in Rural El Dorado County Finds Needles, Charred Spoons

A man and a woman were arrested on drug-related charges after deputies searched a trailer near Georgetown. Deputies came to the trailer Sunday in the 5000 block of Reservoir Road in a rural area outside Georgetown to serve a felony arrest warrant on 28-year-old Lainey Porter. When they arrived, they found three men inside and …

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May 06

Three South Lake Tahoe Businesses Sell Alcohol to Minors During Sting

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department cited three clerks for selling alcohol to minors during a minor decoy operation on Saturday, May 2. Clerks at Beverages and More (BevMo), CVS in Bijou, and Safeway all sold the minor alcohol. One unidentified store did not sell the decoy alcohol. A 24-year-old employee at BevMo, a 21-year-old …

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