A new labor deal between Major League Baseball and the players union limits the use of smokeless tobacco by players, but does not ban it during games.
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The White House turned down a petition with 75,000 signatures that asked for marijuana to be legalized and regulated in a manner similar to alcohol.
Four U.S. senators have asked the baseball players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at the World Series, which begins Wednesday night.
The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America is looking for 25,000 people to sign an online petition on the White House’s “We the People” website to raise the profile of effective drug prevention. If the goal is reached by November 4, the Obama Administration will discuss the issue.
A coalition of health-care related organizations and companies issued a challenge this week for employers worldwide to ban smoking. The Global Smoke-Free Worksite Challenge was announced at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
Mitchell S. Rosenthal, MD, Founder of Phoenix House, talks about a new campaign to lower the barriers families face in getting teens the treatment and recovery support they need.
The Army is trying to fill 130 substance-abuse counselor positions by October 1, the Army News Service reports.
The Marin Institute, which organizes campaigns to reduce alcohol-related harm, announced it has changed its name to “Alcohol Justice.” The organization said its new name better reflects its national and global reach, and clarifies its mission.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is objecting to new ads promoting a brand of cigarettes as “eco-friendly.”
A Nike store in Boston has taken down a window display of T-shirts that said “Dope” and “Get High” after initially refusing a request to remove them by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.