Fueled largely by an increase in distilled spirits advertising on cable television, the growth rate in youths' exposure to televised alcohol ads jumped 71 percent in less than a decade, far outpacing that for adults, according to the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY).
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In what is said to be the fist time a jury has found a tobacco company liable because it distributed free samples of its product, a Massachusetts jury has awarded $71 million to the estate and family of a woman who had said she received free Newport cigarettes at age 9.
In the wake of a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seven alcoholic energy drinks made by four companies will no longer be shipped or manufactured.
As more states move to ban caffeinated alcoholic beverages, the evidence on the health risks associated with combining energy drinks and alcohol continues to grow.
The Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by student newspapers in Virginia challenging a state ban on alcohol advertising in their pages.
College students who consumed energy drinks weekly or daily had an increased risk of alcohol dependence, a recent study finds.
Graphic pictorial warnings on cigarette packaging may be effective in getting smokers to quit, a new study finds.
Representatives from over 171 countries have agreed to new guidelines recommending that tobacco companies reveal the ingredients in their products and restricting or banning tobacco additives.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org has launched a multi-media prevention campaign in Latino communities, urging parents to talk with their children about alcohol and drugs.
After three federal agencies acted together on Nov. 17 to shut down caffeinated alcoholic beverages, public health advocates are now looking to state and local governmental authorities to enforce the rulings and pressure retailers and distributors to quickly get the drinks off the market.