Tag Archives: Trafficking

Wanted: Students for ’Big Bowl Vote 2011’

" Educators and middle- and high-school students are invited to participate in an informal national survey to measure the impact of alcohol advertising from the Super Bowl." …

Specialty ’Bath Salts’ Linked to Hospitalizations, Suicides

Alarming numbers of adolescents and others are ending up in emergency rooms and mental hospitals after using ”fake cocaine” — a powder legally sold as bath salts, The Sacramento Bee reported Jan. 18. The so-called bath salts are not common brands, but instead …

FDA Warns Miss. Retailers for Selling Tobacco to Youth

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first warning letters to retailers for selling tobacco to minors, Reuters reported Jan. 7. The FDA was granted authority over the sales and marketing of tobacco products under the 2009 Family Smoking …

Nebraska Mulls Ban on Sponsored Drinking Games

To reduce drunk driving, Nebraska’s Liquor Control Commission is considering a ban on drinking games sponsored by suppliers or bars, the Associated Press reported Jan. 10. The commission has focused on drinking games like beer pong because they “encourage overintoxication, …

Effective Screening: It’s How You Ask

The key to successful substance abuse screening may be changing the way healthcare providers approach patients about it. …

No Phoolin’: Four Loko’s Phusion Projects Wants ’Responsible Drinking’

Phusion Projects, LLC, maker of alcoholic energy drink Four Loko -- known to college students as ’blackout in a can’ -- has suddenly gotten ’serious’ about alcohol abuse and underage drinking on college campuses. …

Ob-Gyns Urged to Screen Pregnant Women for Smoking

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued a call for all pregnant women to be screened for smoking, from the first office visit to term. …

What’s in That Cup? Yup, Starbucks Selling Beer, Wine

To an effort to increase evening traffic, Starbucks will be offering regional beer and wine in some of its stores. …

SAMHSA Seeks Public Comment on Eight Strategic Initiatives

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks public feedback by Oct. 22 on its plan to focus on eight strategic initiatives. …

Drug Policy: The Lindsey Lohan Effect

If actress/starlet/addict Lindsay Lohan accomplishes nothing else in this life -- and this seems increasingly probable -- we’ll at least be able to say that she has sparked a conversation about the relative merits of drug treatment versus incarceration. …