Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

New Indiana Alcohol Law: ID Everyone

Starting July 1, store owners in Indiana will be required to check legal photo identification from all alcohol buyers, regardless of how old they appear, the Associated Press reported June 5. The law will apply to any establishment selling “carry-out” …

Tobacco Companies Switch to Color-Coded Labeling

Facing a federal ban on terms like “light,” “mild,” “medium,” “low,” and similar descriptors on cigarette packs, tobacco companies are starting to use color-coding to distinguish one variety of cigarette from another, the Associated Press reported June 4. Tobacco-control advocates …

Ohio Senate OKs Guns-in-Bars Bill

The Ohio Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow concealed weapons in establishments that serve alcohol, Vindy.com reported May 29. The new law, if ratified by the House and governor, would allow concealed-carry permit holders to take weapons into bars and …

Bush: Path to White House Began with Decision to Stop Drinking

Former President George W. Bush writes in his forthcoming book that his decision to quit drinking alcohol at age 40 turned his life around and set him on a course that would ultimately lead to the Presidency, the Associated Press …

Legal Action Center Revamps Website

The Legal Action Center has always been one of the most valuable advocacy resources for the addiction field, but it’s website has lagged behind. So it’s great news that the site has been upgraded to make it more useful and user-friendly... …

Officials Not Crazy About Potent ’Four Loko’ Energy Drink

A new energy drink called “Four Loko” has a 12-percent alcohol content and is loaded with caffeine and sugar, WABC-TV reported May 28. Twice the size of a regular can of soda, the 24-ounce energy drink sells for under $3 …

Where are the Treatment Providers and State Agencies in the Health Information Technology Planning P

One of the major goals of health reform is to improve the quality of care through better use of clinically relevant information. To be compliant with emerging reimbursement incentives, providers will have to demonstrate that they are managing the health …

Join Together News Roundup for May 27, 2010

Advocates in the smallest state have big plans: New report outlines 12 steps toward closing the treatment gap in Rhode Island ... In California, marijuana prices are dropping as legal use of the drug rises ... …

More Americans Admitted for Opiate, Marijuana Treatment, SAMHSA Reports

Opiate addiction-treatment admissions have risen from 16 percent to 20 percent of all admissions in the last decade, and marijuana admissions have also ticked upwards even as cocaine admissions declined, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and …

Nearly One in Four Young Men Smoked Hookah, Canadian Study Finds

Researchers who surveyed residents of Montreal, Canada, found that 23 percent reported smoking from a hookah, or waterpipe, within the past year, Reuters reported May 11. The study of 18- to 24-year-olds found that waterpipe smoking was especially popular among …