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Decriminalization, Legalization on Table in N.H.

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are considering bills that could decriminalize or even legalize marijuana possession, the North Andover Eagle Tribune reported Jan. 31. HB-1652 would allow adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana; the measure calls for the …

U.K. to Outlaw Drink Specials, Games to Curb Alcohol Problems

Drinking games that encourage overconsumption — as well as all-you-can-drink specials and ladies’ nights — could soon be things of the past in the U.K., Reuters reported Jan. 19. The British government plans to issue a ban on promotions that …

Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit to be Lowered in Quebec

Quebec will be joining the rest of Canada by lowering its legal blood-alcohol level for motorists from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent, CBC News reported Nov. 30. The decision is in line with the Quebec Road Safety Task Force’s recent …

Colleges Use Breath Tests to Curb Rowdy Behavior at Football Games

The University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota are requiring season-ticket holders with a history of alcohol offenses to submit to game-day breath tests in order to attend future football games, the New York Times reported Nov. 19. Under …

Company Designs Filter to Remove Some Cigarette Toxins

A Hong Kong biotech firm has designed a filter that removes some of the toxic chemicals from cigarette smoke but leaves the tobacco flavor intact, Forbes reports in its upcoming Nov. 16 issue. The company, Filigent, has developed the MicroBlue …

Cut Smoking to Prevent Stillbirths, Infant Deaths: Experts

Poor women tend to have more stillborn babies and children who die in infancy, but a new study suggests that much of this apparent socioeconomic disparity could be addressed in part by getting low-income women to stop smoking during pregnancy. …

Court Says State Law Trumps NFL Drug Program

A federal court has ruled that two Minnesota Vikings players have the right to challenge their NFL-imposed suspensions for violations of the league’s drug policy in state court, a ruling that could have major implications for all drug programs run …

SAMHSA Warns About Deadly Cocaine Cutting Agent

Cocaine users who unwittingly ingest the drug adulterated with a veterinary anti-parasitic medication called levamisole face the risk of death or serious illness, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) warns. SAMHSA said that about 20 cases of …

Calif. Alcohol Self-Checkout Bill Dropped

A California lawmaker has pulled a bill that would have banned alcohol sales via self-service checkouts but said he would reintroduce the measure next year, the Los Angeles Times reported Sept. 17. The measure, sponsored by Assemblyman Hector De La …

Even Churches are Hurting in This Economy

Donor support for faith-based institutions is usually rock-solid, but in the current economic crisis even churches are scrambling to deal with a decline in giving, the Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 11. The Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Church outside of …