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Nevada Considers Weakening Smoking Ban

The Nevada Senate has voted in favor of legislation that would allow some taverns to permit smoking, a measure that could make Nevada the first state to lift previously imposed restrictions on tobacco use in public. The New York Times …

Health Claims Have FDA Scrutinizing E-Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating manufacturers’ health claims about electronic cigarettes and deciding whether to ban the nicotine-delivery devices as the agency did with nicotine lollypops and drinks. NPR reported April 13 that e-cigarette maker Smoking …

Taking Burden Off Physicians Key to SBI Growth, New Report Says

Screening and brief intervention (SBI) for addictions and other behavioral problems could save billions in healthcare costs if widely implemented as a component of national healthcare reform. But experts say that the programs need to be introduced in a systemic …

Youth Mental Health, Substance Use Problems Cost U.S. Billions

Lost productivity and treatment for mental illness, substance abuse and behavioral problems in American youth add up to $247 billion annually, according to a panel assembled by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, Reuters reported Feb. 13. The …

Former Latin American Leaders Call for Legalization Debate

The former presidents of Colombia, Brazil and Mexico declared the war on drugs a failure and called for a meaningful debate on alternatives, including more treatment for drug users and legalization, Reuters reported Feb. 11. Drug prohibition has led to …

Alcohol Industry Not Recession-Proof

The liquor industry experienced significant losses in revenue in 2008, with more people limiting their alcohol intake and fewer people drinking in bars and restaurants, the Associated Press reported Jan. 31. Despite popular belief that the alcohol industry can weather tough economic …

U.S. Supreme Court to Review School Strip-Search Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide whether allowing schools to conduct strip-searches is a reasonable way to prevent drug use in schools; the court is reviewing a case where a school official ordered a strip-search of a middle-school …