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Surgeon General, National Drug Control Policy to begin new media campaignThe U.S. Surgeon General is teaming up with the National Drug Control Policy

to kick off a new media campaign to warn students of the dangers of


The initiative is underway today across the country, aimed at dispeling

myths generated about smoking pot, which they said has become so predominant

that "twice as many eighth-graders have tried marijuana today than a decade


The campaign kicks off with an advertisement to parents about marijuana in

more than 300 papers.

The campaign will continue with print and television ads appearing through

the fall.

Recent studies have shown that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol, and

smoking it does not lead to use of harder drugs.

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