Scary Stuff in MedPage headlines today:

DUNEDIN, New Zealand, Feb. 5 -- Marijuana use is a powerful risk factor for periodontal disease in young adults, researchers found.
About 26% of 32-year-olds who smoked pot weekly showed signs of serious periodontal disease, compared with 12.1% of infrequent users and 4% of non-users, reported W. Murray Thomson, Ph.D., of the Sir John Walsh Research Institute here, and colleagues in the Feb. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Wow.

I think we finally can lick this annoying problem with drugs in our society.  Imagine the fear that you could put into the hearts of school-aged children and teens when they are told that smoking pot can lead to this:

Yuk!  Talk about scare tactics...

I think it would have a bigger effect than frying an egg.

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