Tag Archives: Trends

Ariz. to Tax Medical Marijuana

Arizona will soon be collecting sales taxes on medical marijuana, the Associated Press reported Jan. 27. The state became the 15th in the nation to approve medical marijuana last November, when a measure was passed by voters. The new sales tax …

Longevity Gender Gap in Europe Largely Due to Smoking

A recent review of mortality data from 30 European countries found smoking to be the prime reason women are outliving men, the Los Angeles Times reported Jan. 18. Researchers led by Gerry McCartney, head of the Public Health Observatory for the …

Bullying Linked to Depression and Substance Use in Girls

Although being a victim of bullying increases teen depression regardless of gender, a new study found it puts girls at additional risk for substance use, Science Daily reported on Jan. 19. Investigators led by Jeremy Luk, a Ph.D. candidate in …

U.K. Sets Minimum Price for Alcohol

The British government has set minimum prices for alcohol in an attempt to cut down on binge drinking and alcohol-related health problems, but critics said it will have little impact, The Epoch Times reported Jan. 19. “We know that pricing …

NIDA: Drug Abuse Alters Brain Circuitry Long-Term

State-of-the-art brain imaging shows that changes in the brain’s reward circuitry caused by substance abuse likely remain even after drug and alcohol use stop, according to a Jan. 18 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) press release. A team of …

How to Outlaw Supersized Alcopops: A Model for States

"Marin Institute is distributing a model statute that states can use to craft their own legislation to limit ’alcopops’ -- the sweetly-flavored malt beverages that contain up to 12 percent alcohol." …

N.Y. Considers E-Cigarette Ban

Lawmakers in New York have proposed a statewide ban on electronic cigarettes, the Associated Press reported Jan. 25. The bill was introduced by a former smoker, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), after she saw e-cigarettes on sale at malls and encountered …

SAMHSA Webinar: Creating Healthy Work Environments in Homeless Services

Anyone working in homeless services is at risk of burnout. Learn some of the best ways to support your staff at all levels in this free webinar for direct service workers, case managers, team leaders and supervisors, on Jan. 27. …

CADCA’s 2011 National Leadership Forum to Feature Kerlikowske and Koh

Coalitions Moving Forward: Mapping the Future Washington, D.C. – Nearly 3,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene in the Washington, D.C. area for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 21st annual National Leadership Forum, …

Experts Warn Chinese Tobacco Deaths Could Triple by 2030

Public health experts warn that deaths in China from tobacco-related illnesses may triple in the next 20 years if action isn’t taken, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 7. About 1.2 million people died of tobacco-related causes in China in …