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Since the attacks on the twin towers in New York on September 11th of 2001, many steps have been taken to ensure that no such act would be committed again on US soil. Out of the destruction and hardship, came anger and frustration from the American people. They were appalled that such a terrorist act could have perspired on American soil and that with this notion came a sense of vulnerability. Thus the Patriot Act was created.

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There is a huge moral dilemma regarding advertisement of drugs through the media. It is a delicate matter since it involves putting someone’s health at risk. This explains why it is illegal to advertise prescription drugs in countries such as Canada due to certain ethical and health concerns. In fact, the only countries that allow direct user advertising are the US and New Zealand. Even though the sales people are trained professionals that follow strict laws, it still leaves a lot of room for potential problems.

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In ″Decline in smoking rates could increase deaths from lung cancer″, an article from CNN wrote by Sandee LaMotte on February 24, 2015, a study made by the Mayo Clinic and grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging in the US and published in the February 24, 2015 issue of JAMA is terrifying. It is important to note that lung cancer screening is recommended to people age 55 to 80 who smoked one pack a day for 30 years and people who are currently smoking or people who had stop smoking for more than 15 years.

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2012 was a monumental year for the legalization of marijuana. Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize cannabis on a recreational level, and while there is much debate and many people on either side of the fence whether more states should continue on this path and legalize recreational use of the popular propaganda plant, no matter how you slice it, money is money, and there is always going to be a deficit somewhere that needs to be filled.

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