Tag Archives: Agencies

Indian Reservations Become Drug Pipeline to U.S.

Indian reservations at the Mexican and Canadian borders with the U.S. are becoming vital pipelines for funneling marijuana, ecstasy, and other drugs into the country, the Montreal Gazette reported June 18.  According to the National Drug Intelligence Center’s 2010 drug …

CDC Calls for Urgent Action on Abuse of Pain Medication

Nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers rose 111 percent between 2004 and 2008, according to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Reuters reported June …

Retailer Seeks Overhaul of Wash. Liquor Sales System

Washington voters will be asked this fall whether private companies should be allowed to sell liquor, part of a ballot initiative driven by big-box retailer Costco. The Wall Street Journal reported June 18 that Costco wants to be able to sell …

FDA Probes Marketing of Marlboro Lights

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — concerned that Philip Morris may be trying to skirt new regulations banning the marketing of so-called “light” cigarettes — is demanding that the cigarette firm turn over its marketing information for Marlboro …

Budget Cuts Gut Mo. Alcohol Enforcement

The Missouri legislature has cut over $1 million from its Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, leaving just five agents to monitor 12,000 liquor licenses, the Associated Press reported June 14. The burden will now be on local law enforcement …

Register for CADCA’s 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute

More than 1,000 drug abuse prevention leaders from across the country will convene in Phoenix, Ariz. on July 26-29, 2010 for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2010 Mid-Year Training Institute. CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is the only intensive, coalition-specific …

Join Together News Roundup for June 9, 2010

Have you been ’iced’? Smirnoff says don’t blame us for the viral game ... About half of Californians say they support marijuana legalization, but that may not be good news for supporters of the ballot question ... New Jersey medical-marijuana backers say they’ll brook no delay in implementing a new state law ... Relabeling loose cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco has allowed the industry to avoid $250 million in taxes ... …

NYC’s Graphic Warning Signs Challenged in Court

The nation’s three largest tobacco companies have gone to court with a bid to block New York City from requiring retailers to post graphic images of smoking-related health problems wherever cigarettes are sold, the Associated Press reported June 5. Philip …

Toxic Chemicals Highest in U.S.-Made Cigarettes

Cigarettes made in the U.S. contain more cancerous tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) than those from other countries, a new study says. CNN reported June 1 that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compared levels of TSNAs in smokers …

Smokers with Cancer Have Tens of Thousands of Genetic Mutations: Study

Cancerous tissue from the body of a smoker was afflicted with up to 50,000 genetic mutations, according to a new study that compared tumors to healthy tissue. Reuters reported May 26 that researchers at the biotechnology firm Genentech examined tissue …