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The Daily Buzz: May 28, 2014


NYPD will now carry naloxone to prevent overdose deaths; Philip Morris is trying to create a "safer cigarette;" and members of One Direction smoke weed in "shocking" video.

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NYPD Will Now Carry Antidote for Opioid Overdoses
You know it makes sense: Cops will soon carry naloxone—a nasal spray that reverses the effects of a heroin or opioid pill overdose—after the success of a pilot program in Staten Island.z

One Direction smokes weed

These guys smoke weed? Nooooooo! Photo via Shutterstock.

Philip Morris International Bets Big on the Future of Smoking
The tobacco giant is entering the era of the E-cigarette and trying to create a “safer cigarette,” in hopes of boosting profits. And, uh, benefitting “public health” said the CEO, presumably while twirling his mustache evilly.

New York State Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Legislation
The Democratic-led state assembly passed legislation to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. This means New York could legalize medical pot by the end of June, depending on the Republican-led Senate. Republicans love legal weed, right?

One Direction Smoke Weed in “Shocking” Video
While touring in Peru, a few 20-year-old members of a popular boy band filmed themselves rolling and smoking a joint and laughing and joking about drugs in a video that has “shocked” the world! Are people “shocked” that marijuana is still illegal? Or that these boys are so famous?

Richie Sambora Offers Hope for Heroin Addicts With New Song
The guitarist for Jon Bon Jovi, who has battled addiction, says he hopes his new song “Lighthouse” will serve as a “beacon of light” for those who haven’t been able to quit: “People get to a point where they get overwhelmed and they drown in their doubt and that’s when they’re most vulnerable and that’s when you let your faith shine like a lighthouse.”