A U.S. judge said he will hear the tobacco industry’s request for a preliminary injunction on the Food and Drug Administration’s requirement that cigarette packages carry graphic warning labels on September 21.
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A new survey suggests teens who spend time on Facebook and other social networking sites are at greater risk of substance abuse compared with teens who don’t visit the sites.
A new smartphone application estimates a person’s blood-alcohol concentration. The app is designed to help a person decide if they should avoid driving because they’ve had too much to drink.
An appeals court in Los Angeles has upheld $13.8 million in punitive damages against tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris. The damages were awarded for the addiction and death of a woman who smoked for 45 years.
Five tobacco companies are suing the federal government over graphic cigarette warning labels that are scheduled to be on all packages by the fall of 2012. The manufacturers claim the labels violate First Amendment protections for commercial speech.
Health officials in Colorado have called for a hearing on new dissolvable tobacco products being tested in Denver. They are concerned the products are attractive to children and prevent smokers from quitting.
New cigarette labels required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that will carry graphic images of the consequences of smoking should have the desired effect of reducing demand, a new study suggests.
Norwegian Cruise Lines has announced it will ban smoking in staterooms on all of its 11 ships starting in 2012.
A report by doctors at New York’s Bellevue Hospital describes how 11 young people –10 of them under the legal drinking age of 21—were rushed to the emergency room after drinking the “alcopop” Four Loko.
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.