Category results for "Ethnicity"

Smoking in ’Avatar’ Earns Film ’Black Lung’ Award

Antismoking activists criticized the blockbuster film “Avatar” for depicting one of its central characters as a heavy smoker, but director James Cameron said the critics are missing the point he was trying to make about maintaining healthy habits, the New…

Blacks, Hispanics Disproportionately Face Marijuana Charges in NYC

Research shows that whites are more likely to smoke marijuana than members of minority groups, but 87 percent of those arrested in New York City on marijuana charges are black or Hispanic.

Electrical Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Cocaine Treatment, Researchers Say

Using electrical charges to stimulate the subthalmic nucleus region of the brain may mitigate cocaine addiction without disrupting the dopamine system like current anti-addiction medications, according to French researchers. The Los Angeles Times reported Dec. 28 that researchers reported that…

D.C. Moves Quickly to Allow Medical Marijuana

The District of Columbia will soon implement the medical-marijuana program approved by voters a decade ago but long blocked by Congress, the Washington Post reported Dec. 15. “We’ve waited 10 years,” said D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray.  “There is no…

Smoking in China Seen Doubling by 2020

China will have twice as many smokers in a decade as it has today if the government does nothing to halt current trends, health experts warn.

Movies Influence Smoking by Mexican-Americans

Mexican-American adolescents are more likely to experiment with cigarettes if they have been heavily exposed to movie scenes of smoking, according to researchers. The Los Angeles Times reported Dec. 4 that a study of 1,286 Mexican-American youth found that only…

Movies Influence Smoking by Mexican-Americans

Mexican-American adolescents are more likely to experiment with cigarettes if they have been heavily exposed to movie scenes of smoking, according to researchers.

Senate Bill Would Block Postal Service from Delivering Cigarettes

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 Traffickers, Growers in Indian Country

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.

$3.7 Million Awarded to Expand 'Reclaiming Futures'

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).

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