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Tobacco & Cannabis

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Cannabis

Learning outcomes and discussion topics:

  • Qualifications
  • Where it comes from
  • Today's scourge - hydroponics or indoor grown cannabis
  • Cannabis types
  • Appearance
  • Street names
  • How is it sold and current prices
  • T.H.C. - what is it?
  • Effects of cannabis
  • T.H.C. levels from the 1970s to present day
  • Legal status of cannabis and what that means to individuals
  • January 2009 reclassification of cannabis from Class C to Class B - what this means (3 Tier System)
  • Is cannabis harmful?

1½ hour session, plus additional time for questions and answers.

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Cannabis and the links between psychosis and schizophrenia

Learning outcomes and discussion topics:

  • Qualifications
  • What is psychosis?
  • Psychosis, cannabis and young people
  • The Cannibanoid System
  • Genetic Dispositions and psychosis
  • Age of onset and likelihood of developing a mental illness due to cannabis ingestion
  • Parts of the brain affected by cannabis and resulting behaviour
  • Dopamine
  • Cannabis and relapse in psychosis
  • Schizophrenia and cannabis
  • What is schizophrenia?
  • Growing medical research
  • Tips on how to cut down

1 hour session, plus additional time for questions and answers.

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Smoking cessation

Learning outcomes and discussion topics:

  • Qualifications
  • Ban of Smoking in Public Places 2007
  • Age of onset
  • Patterns of usage
  • Addiction and Tobacco
  • Nicotine
  • Why People Smoke
  • Reasons to cut down or quit
  • Media impact on smoking
  • Ingredients within each cigarette
  • Smoking and pregnancy
  • Smoking facts regarding sex and body parts
  • Smoking and it's relation to heart attack and stroke
  • Gender differences
  • Passive Smoking
  • Current smoking related therapies - Nicotine Replacement Therapy
  • How traces of 4000 chemicals get into each cigarette we smoke

1½ hour session, plus additional time for questions and answers.

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