Category results for "Military"

Mexico President Vows to Crush Drug Violence by 2012

Mexico's President Felipe Calderon said he plans to quell Mexico's drug violence by the end of his term, which ends in 2012.

Popularity of E-Cigarettes Raising Concerns

The increasing popularity of ’e-cigarettes’ — electronic nicotine-delivery systems — has critics, defenders and health organizations in China, the U.S. and elsewhere taking notice, the Associated Press reported Feb. 28. The battery-powered e-cigarette, introduced in 2004 by the Hong Kong-based…

Stop-Smoking Drug Might Work For Drinkers, Too

Varenicline is already sold as a stop-smoking drug under the name Chantix, but now researchers say the drug also may help heavy drinkers cut down on their alcohol consumption,  Medical News Today reported March 3. Yale School of Medicine researchers…

Conn. Considers Casino Smoking Ban

Connecticut legislators are weighing the enactment of a partial smoking ban in tribal casinos alongside recent studies that say smoking bans can lead to significant declines in revenue, The Day reported Feb. 22. In Connecticut, the Indian tribe owners of…

60 Minutes Story on College Binge Drinking Highlights Importance of Limiting Youth Access to Alcohol

DALLAS — 60 Minutes, CBS’s weekly newsmagazine, aired a story [Feb. 22] on underage drinking focused on the significant problem of binge drinking on college campuses but did not include peer-reviewed scientific data showing lives are being saved on and…

’Hackademy Awards’ Raise Hackles

The ’winners’ at the ’Hackademy Awards’ differed from the films honored at this week’s Oscars — and the recipients didn’t show up to pick up their awards. But the name of the program, designed to raise awareness about smoking in…

Volunteers Counsel War Veterans

Mental-health professionals have been donating their time to provide counseling to veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Binge Drinking Endemic in Military

A new survey shows that 43 percent of active-duty military personnel engage in frequent binge drinking, including underage soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.

Seattle's Top Cop to Be Obama's Drug Czar

Seattle Police Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske will be the Obama administration's nominee as the next director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House has confirmed.

MillerCoors Reports Big Drop in Net Income

The agreement by MillerCoors to halt production of its Sparks caffeinated-alcoholic drink last December significantly contributed to a 40-percent drop in the company’s fourth-quarter net income, CNN reported Feb. 10. The company reported net income of $54.1 million, down from…

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