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Marin Institute: Beer Tax Increases Long Overdue in 12 States

"Budget deficits bedevil nearly every state, yet six states have not raised their beer taxes in 50 years or more, according to Marin Institute’s Neglected & Outdated Beer Taxes Map. Wyoming, in fact, hasn’t raised its beer tax since 1935, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was serving his first term as president. " …

Teen Problem Drinking Not a Phase, Study Shows

A new study led by a researcher at Indiana University suggests that drinking problems in teens is not “just a phase,” but strongly predicts they will be alcohol dependent in their twenties, CNN Health reported Feb. 15. Researchers assessed the …

Ariz. to Tax Medical Marijuana

Arizona will soon be collecting sales taxes on medical marijuana, the Associated Press reported Jan. 27. The state became the 15th in the nation to approve medical marijuana last November, when a measure was passed by voters. The new sales tax …

Hazelden Launches Addiction Treatment Program Just for Lawyers

Hazelden, the Minnesota-based addiction treatment center, has created what may be the first in-patient program in the nation specifically designed for attorneys. …

Colleges Confront Misuse of Prescription Drugs

Misuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem on college campuses, where the drugs are used recreationally as well as to aid in studying, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Feb. 15. College prevention programs used to dealing with alcohol and …

Age 19 Drinking Bill Killed in South Dakota Legislature

The South Dakota House Commerce Committee rejected a bill that would have lowered the state’s legal drinking age from 21 to 19, the Associated Press reported Feb. 22. The measure went down to defeat on a 10-3 vote. Bill sponsor …

Secondhand Smoking Lawsuit Against Real Estate Agent Fails

A Boston jury ruled against a woman who sued her real-estate agent after discovering that a downstairs neighbor was a smoker — a fact she accused the agent of covering up — the Boston Globe reported Feb. 17. In one …

Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking Far More Likely to Survive

Five-year survival rates roughly doubled among patients diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer who quit smoking, HealthDay News reported Jan. 21.British researchers who examined 10 previously published studies found that survival rates among early-stage lung-cancer patients who stopped smoking ranged from …

Study Explores Opioid Overdoses Among Pain Patients

A study of about 10,000 pain patients receiving opioid drugs found that 51 seriously overdosed during a 45-month period, and six died, WebMD reported Jan. 19. Most patients who overdosed were receiving less than 100 mg of opioids daily, but the …

Family Dinners Still Popular in U.S. Homes

More than 60 percent of families in the U.S. said they ate family dinners together at least five nights during the past week, according to a new survey conducted by the Associated Press-iVillage Food, the Associated Press reported Nov. 12. …