Tag Archives: Underage

Water Pipes Favored Over Cigarettes by Many College Athletes

About 30 percent of college students have smoked tobacco from a hookah, or water pipe, and some college athletes are more likely than non-athletes to smoke a hookah despite the fact that athletes are typically less likely to smoke cigarettes. …

Study: Drink Specials Encourage Heavy Drinking

Researchers who studied the relationship between alcohol cost and intoxication concluded that drink specials encourage high levels of consumption, rather than just attracting customers to bars as some in the hospitality industry contend. The New York Times reported Sept. 2 …

Tobacco Companies Sue FDA Over Ad Restrictions

A group of tobacco companies has filed a lawsuit claiming that the new federal law giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is unconstitutional, the Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 1. Firms including Reynolds American and Lorillard claim that …

Male Sexual Problems Caused by Marijuana Use, Study Says

Men who smoke marijuana may have more problems achieving orgasm during sex than abstainers, according to a new Australian study. New Scientist reported Aug. 24 that researchers from La Trobe University in Melbourne found that men and women who smoked …

Great Britain to Ban Alternative Drug Products

A trio of alternative drug products that promise a “legal high” in lieu of taking drugs like marijuana, amphetamines and GHB will soon be banned by the British government, the Guardian reported Aug. 25. Home Secretary Alan Johnson has endorsed …

Bud ’Fan Cans’ Promotion Dropped Where Colleges Complained

Colleges that objected to Anheuser-Busch’s team-colored beer cans have succeeded in getting the brewer to halt the promotion in their local communities, the Associated Press reported Aug. 27. “Certain cans are not being made available in communities where organizations asked …

New Formula Makes Meth Easier to Manufacture

A new method for making methamphetamine requires less technical knowledge and fewer over-the-counter cold pills, presenting a new challenge to law-enforcement officials, the Associated Press reported Aug. 24. Methamphetamine users are reportedly making small batches of the drug for their …

SAMHSA Launches Funding Website

A new website launched last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) includes current information on addiction and mental-health funding for treatment, prevention, and interventions, as well as a archive of funding-related reports, news and other …

Binge Drinking: Not for Kids Only

More than one in five men ages 50-64 report consuming five or more alcoholic beverages at a single sitting within the past month, shattering the myth that binge drinking is strictly a problem for college students USA Today reported Aug. …

Calls for Personal Responsibility in Healthcare Reform Debate

Some medical professionals and regular citizens say that the issue of personal responsibility to lead healthy lives has been missing from the national debate over healthcare reform, MSNBC reported Aug. 10. “I just had to go take care of man …