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$18.75 Million in Drug Free Communities Grants Available

Community anti-drug coalitions can apply for $18.75 million in new Drug Free Communities grants, SAMHSA and ONDCP have announced.

Citing Health Reasons, Hospital Refuses Jobs to Tobacco Users

Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn., says it will no longer hire users of tobacco products, saying the decision is rooted in concerns about community health, not a desire for cost savings. The Associated Press reported Jan. 18 that the nonprofit…

State Alcohol Taxes Creep Up, But Not to Benefit of Treatment and Prevention Programs

At least six states raised taxes on alcohol last year, but it was a glass only half-full for advocates who argue that higher prices lead to less consumption and that alcohol producers should bear part of the societal costs of alcoholism and alcohol-related deaths, injuries, and property damage.

$20 Million Available for Adult Drug Courts

Projects aimed at creating comprehensive support systems for adult drug courts can apply for a share of $20 million in funding from the Justice Department and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Access to Recovery Grants

Up to $382 million in Access to Recovery (ATR) grants will be awarded in FY2010 to support treatment voucher programs for individuals with alcohol and other drug problems.

$50,000 Grants for Knowledge Dissemination Conferences

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award grants of up to $50,000 to help pay the direct costs of hosting conferences to disseminate information about addiction and mental health best practices, with the goal of rapid integration of that knowledge into real-world practice.

Paso del Norte Smoke-Free Initiative Funding

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation will award grants to support tobacco-control programs targeting adolescents in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in West Texas, Doña Ana and Otero Counties in Southern New Mexico, and in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

E-Cigarettes Not Subject to FDA Regulation, Federal Judge Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot block the importation of electronic cigarettes into the U.S. because they are not tobacco products — and thus not under the FDA’s jurisdiction — a federal judge has ruled. The Washington Post…

Maine Releases Substance Abuse Services Report Card

Augusta, ME — The Maine Substance Abuse Services Commission released the first ever Substance Abuse Services Report Card modeled after a 2006 report, Blueprint for the States: Policies to Improve the Ways States Organize and Deliver Alcohol and Drug Prevention…

Lung Association Praises Feds on Tobacco Prevention, Chides States

The American Lung Association's annual tobacco-prevention report card cited “major strides” by the federal government in 2009 but condemned the many states that cut funding for tobacco-control programs last year.

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