Tag Archives: Consumption Rates

Multiple California Cities Consider Taxes on Marijuana

Voters in Oakland, Calif., recently voted to impose a business tax on marijuana sales, and other cities in California have considered similar taxes in order to address serious budget shortfalls. The Oakland Tribune reported July 26 that other communities with …

Local MADD Chapter Slams Beer Named for N.J. Highway Exits

The Flying Fish Brewing Co. may have thought naming its beers after exits on the New Jersey Turnpike was a clever marketing move, but highway-safety groups are not amused by the association between drinking and driving, the Associated Press reported …

Leadership Seen as Top Attribute of Sustainable Nonprofits

A survey of more than 700 nonprofit organizations identified 10 key characteristics of financially sustainable nonprofits, with leadership topping the list, the Foundation Center reported July 12. The TCC Group report, The Sustainability Formula: How Nonprofit Organizations Can Thrive in …

Analysis Identifies Effective College Drinking Interventions

Internet and face-to-face individuals counseling were most effective in curbing college drinking, whereas mail and group feedback did little to change drinking habits, according to a systematic review of previously published research on college alcohol use. HealthDay News reported July …

ADHD Drugs Associated with Sudden Death among Kids

A study funded by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute of Mental Health found an association between children taking stimulant drugs such as Ritalin or Adderall, used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and sudden unexplained …

Many Nonprofits Under Severe Stress, Study Finds

A new survey of nonprofit organizations finds that 40 percent are facing “severe” or “very severe” stress from a variety of sources, including declining revenues, rising costs, shrinking endowments, and trickling cash flow from creditors and government sources.  PNN Online …

Canadian Bars Require ID Swipes, Create Blacklist

Some bars in Victoria, British Columbia are requiring patrons to swipe their ID cards, then using the data collected to compile and enforce a blacklist of customers who previously have been involved in fights, been kicked out of other bars, …

Preemptive Patch Use Improves Quitting Odds

Most smokers slap on a nicotine patch only after they quit, but a new study finds that the odds of successfully quitting are improved if users start with the patch two weeks before they smoke their last cigarette. The Los …

Stores Lure Men with Alcohol

Some high-end men’s clothing stores in New York and other big cities are using free beer and liquor to attract potential purchasers, Newsweek reported July 8. Billy Reid in New York’s Bowery district, for example, recently held a promotional party …

Top Pain Pills May Be Banned

A federal advisory panel has recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban the painkillers Percocet and Vicodin because of their damaging effects on the liver, the New York Times reported on July 1. The two popular painkillers …