Tag Archives: State Government

Community College Students Launch Anti-Smoking, ’Good Behavior’ Campaign

Students at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y., will launch a comprehensive “good behavior” campaign in the fall to discourage smoking in prohibited areas, littering, and other bad habits on campus, USA Today reported May 24. The “Create Change” program …

3rd Annual Mass. Advocacy Leadership Training Institutes

You are cordially invited to apply to participate in a free one-day Advocacy Leadership Training Institute. The Institute is for anyone who is concerned about alcohol and other drug addiction in Massachusetts. A distinguished faculty of state and legislative officials, executives …

Some Doctors Refuse to Treat Smokers

Mindful of smoking’s negative impact on surgical outcomes and wary of liability, some doctors are refusing to operate on patients unless they quit smoking, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported May 24. Samantha Land, 42, was refused a facelift unless she …

Public Smoking Ban Linked to Lower Arizona Hospital Admissions

One year out from a statewide public-smoking ban, hospital admissions for asthma, stroke, heart attacks, and angina fell sharply in Arizona, the Arizona Daily Star reported May 20. University of Arizona researchers analyzed data from all 87 of the state’s …

Cops Group Defends Tobacco Industry

Something called the Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) -- which claims to be "the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice" -- apparently feels that Big Tobacco needs police protection from bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). …

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 ... …

Tobacco Co. Employee ’Fans’ Market on Facebook

Employees of British American Tobacco (BAT) are actively promoting the company’s cigarette brands by administering Facebook groups, joining groups as fans, and posting promotional materials — all violations of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control — according …

All Asian-Americans Not Equal When it Comes to Alcohol and Other Drug Use

In general, alcohol and other drug use is lower among Asians than most other ethnic groups in the U.S. But there are some strong differences in drinking and drug use among various Asian-American communities, a new report finds. Binge drinking …

Mexican President Petitions U.S. to Curb Illegal Drug Use

Mexican President Felipe Calderon asked members of the U.S. Congress to ramp up action to reduce illegal drug use in the United States to help fight the war against narcotics traffickers at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported May …

Join Together News Roundup for May 25, 2010

Some states may say that marijuana is medicine, but the VA is having none of that: doctors affiliated with the federal veteran’s health program have been barred from recommending medical marijuana to patients ... Meeting with the enemy: the head of the FDA’s new tobacco-regulation agency spoke this week at a conference of Big Tobacco execs ... …