Mexican-American adolescents are more likely to experiment with cigarettes if they have been heavily exposed to movie scenes of smoking, according to researchers.
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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would ban the U.S. Postal Service from delivering cigarettes and other tobacco products — a policy already adopted by private couriers like Federal Express and UPS.
Mexican drug cartels are not only setting up marijuana grow operations in U.S. national parks and other public lands but also have infiltrated a number of Indian reservations.
Three more juvenile drug courts will implement the Reclaiming Futures intervention and treatment model thanks to new grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
The Kaiser Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2010 National Awards for Excellence, which recognize Canadian addiction and mental-health related programs and advocacy in six distinct categories.
Grants totaling $2.4 million have been awarded to a trio of programs that will use the money to expand the addiction treatment capacity of juvenile drug courts.
New York lawmakers are considering collecting unpaid taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American tribes to non-Indians as a way to help address the stateâ€™s budget deficit.
Five community-based programs that seek to prevent addiction and HIV/AIDS in at-risk, traditionally underserved populations have been awarded a total of $8.2 million in grants by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
A federal judge may soon decide whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate electronic (e-) cigarettes as drug-delivery devices, the Christian Science Monitor reported Oct. 17. The case challenging FDA authority over e-cigarettes was…
A bill introduced in Congress would equalize penalties for offenses involving crack and powdered cocaine.