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PNS Daily Newscast - October 16, 2018 


President Trump tours hurricane-ravaged parts of Florida. Also on the Tuesday rundown: We examine whether the U.S. spending too much to guard confederate cemeteries; and the spotlight is on mental health during National Children’s Health Month.

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Public News Service - NM: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

Parents often don't know their kids are using e-cigarettes because they're disguised as flash drives and pens. (sciencenews.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The federal Food and Drug Administration is so concerned about the increased use of e-cigarettes among the nation's youth it has launched a campaign to educate school-age children about the dangers of vaping. According to Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tob

New Mexico children's advocates say expanding the state's home-visiting program could reduce the high number of children suffering from adverse experiences. (pewtrusts.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The biannual Child Trends report shows New Mexico children suffer traumatic events at a higher rate than kids in almost any other state in the nation. Those events, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), include abuse and neglect, living with someone who has an unt

New Mexico is making progress but still ranks in the top 10 U.S. states for numbers of fatal opioid overdoses. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - The opioid addiction problems New Mexico has battled for years finally are getting some attention from the White House. President Trump was briefed on the issue Tuesday after a drug commission he appointed urgently recommended that he declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.

Fewer than half of all Americans are putting as much money into savings as they should, according to the Consumer Federation of America. (mconnors/morguefile)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Saving money in today's economy is hard to do, but the Consumer Federation of America says it will pay off down the road, literally. This is America Saves Week, and the group is challenging families without savings accounts – which means most of them – to start buildin

PHOTO: Summer in New Mexico means residents and tourists will be heading to lakes and rivers to cool off and relax, but it also can mean greater risk of drowning. Photo credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Summer in New Mexico can bring an increased risk of drowning, and parents are being encouraged to pay extra close attention to their children. John McPhee, childhood injury prevention coordinator with the New Mexico Safe Kids Coalition, says on average 28 people die from d

PHOTO: A recent report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids says efforts to prevent children in New Mexico from smoking, and helping current smokers quit, are severely underfunded. Photo courtesy of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - According to a recent report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, New Mexico will spend only $6 million of the $129 million it will receive this fiscal year from the 1998 Big Tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes on efforts to prevent kids from smoking, and helping smokers qui

PHOTO: Health officials hope the DEA's Prescription Drug Take-Back event helps reduce the state's high rate of deaths linked to prescription drugs. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

SANTA FE, N.M. – About 500 people die from overdoses each year in New Mexico, according to state health officials who are hoping that events such as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday help the state lower that overdose death rate. Melissa Heinz, prevention coordinator for th

PHOTO: Legalizing marijuana is an issue that New Mexico state lawmakers will likely be discussing in the upcoming legislative session. Photo courtesy New Mexico Legislature.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Legalizing marijuana is an issue that New Mexico state lawmakers will likely be discussing in the upcoming legislative session. State Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino said he plans to introduce legislation that could lead to marijuana being decriminalized and taxed. The Albuquerque Democr

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