Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

Applicant Workshops for Drug Free Communities Grants

Three workshops for groups interesting in applying for the next round of Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grants have been scheduled to take place within the next month, according to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The …

Online Intervention Found to Change Drinking Behavior

An evaluation of the online screening tool CheckYourDrinking.net found that problem drinkers reduced their alcohol consumption by 30 percent at three- and six-month followups — similar to the success rate for in-person interventions — according to Canada’s Center for Addiction …

Clean-Living Amish Have Lower Cancer Rates, Study Finds

Amish residents of Ohio have lower rates of both tobacco-related cancer and other types of cancers than other state residents, according to researchers at Ohio State University. HealthDay News reported Jan. 4 that researchers found that the cancer rate among …

Blacks, Hispanics Disproportionately Face Marijuana Charges in NYC

Research shows that whites are more likely to smoke marijuana than members of minority groups, but 87 percent of those arrested in New York City on marijuana charges are black or Hispanic, the New York Times reported Dec. 23. A …

NYC Issues Safe-Injection Guide

The New York City health department is distributing a guide to safer injection practices to thousands of heroin addicts, UPI reported Jan. 3. The 70,000 “Take Charge, Take Care” brochures were produced at a cost of $32,000. “Our goal is …

U.K. Study Finds Link Between Youth Antisocial Behavior and Early Death, Disability

Boys with a history of juvenile delinquency as youths not only had more problems with addiction and mental illness later in life but also were more likely to be dead or disabled by age 48, according to researchers at Cardiff …

Study: Female Professionals More Likely to Be Problem Drinkers

A new study from Europe finds that highly educated professional women are the heaviest and most frequent female drinkers, Politics Daily reported Dec. 21. Researchers at the University of Lancaster in England found that heavy drinking among women in the …

Waterpipe Smoking More Dangerous Than Cigarettes

Smoking from a hookah, or waterpipe, has become trendy among college-age Americans, in part because of the belief that hookahs are a safer alternative to smoking. In fact, the opposite is true, as a new study demonstrates. Reuters reported Dec. …

More Drones to Combat Drug Smuggling

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is increasing its use of unmanned aerial drones to help track drug smugglers along the Mexican and Canadian borders, as well as in the Caribbean and other regions, the New York Times reported Dec. …

Study: U.S. Teens in Middle of Pack Regarding Alcohol, Tobacco Use

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use are serious problems in the U.S., but American teens are far from world leaders when it comes to smoking and drinking, the New York Times reported Dec. 8. A new report from the Organization …