Indiana liquor retailers have lost another round in their lawsuit against the state’s alcohol control board, Indystar.com reported March 5. The Indiana Association of Beverage
In a move that surprised officials in multiple states, Florida Governor Rick Scott proposed eliminating a long-awaited “pill mill” database designed to combat prescription drug
A study led by a researcher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia found a strong correlation between an increase in private liquor stores
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) issued a nationwide warning about the dangers of legal synthetic drugs often marketed as bath
In a show hosted on YouTube, President Barack Obama said he saw drug abuse as a public health problem and that it should be treated
New research corroborates that teens exposed to tobacco ads are more likely to smoke, and are not simply more susceptible to advertising, Reuters Health reported
While removing alcoholic energy drinks such as Four Loko from the market may have been necessary, it doesn’t solve underage drinking and binge drinking — or the advertising by the alcohol industry that, at least in part, fuels them.
Back in 1995, Join Together developed a fledgling web-based smoking cessation tool. It eventually became an independent company, QuitNet.com, which may be the largest smoking cessation program in the world.
That?s why we?re especially glad when we see other public health advocates continue to innovate in this area.
Case in point: the Vermont Health Department is offering an online video game to smokers who want to quit.
Since before our online operations were even on the Internet, Bob Curley has been the news editor and principal writer behind Join Together’s daily coverage of alcohol, tobacco and drug issues. After seventeen years and over 30,000 stories, Bob is hanging up his hat at Join Together to focus on other work in the health sector and elsewhere.
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