Category results for "Funding"

Some Question Fairness of New Jersey Drug Treatment Plan

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s plan for mandatory treatment for all low-level drug offenders could reduce treatment slots for people who seek treatment voluntarily, but don’t have the money to pay for it, critics say.

NY Mayor Bloomberg Donates Own Money to Support California Tobacco Tax Measure

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will donate up to $500,000 of his own money to support California’s tobacco tax measure, known as Proposition 29. He challenged supporters to match that amount.

Tobacco Industry Ads Oppose Proposed California Cigarette Tax to Fund Cancer Research

The tobacco industry is funding ads opposing California’s proposed tax on cigarettes to raise money for cancer research.

Senate Bill Aims to Direct Resources to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

A bill recently introduced in the Senate aims to direct federal resources to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and to provide services for those living with them, and their families.

Surgeon General Report to Urge More State Funding for Anti-Smoking Programs

A report scheduled to be released March 8 by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office will urge increased state funding for anti-smoking programs.

Counter-Terrorism Lab Helps Identify “Spice”

A counter-terrorism lab in Little Rock, Arkansas, is helping law enforcement officials identify the synthetic drug “Spice.”

Ohio Smoking Cessation Resources are Drying Up

Smoking cessation resources have been diminishing over the past few years in Ohio, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Methamphetamine Treatment in Short Supply in Oklahoma

Treatment slots for methamphetamine addiction in Oklahoma are in short supply, according to Terri White, the state’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Commissioner.

States Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention Programs, Report Says

States have reduced funding for tobacco prevention programs this year to the lowest levels since 1999, a new report by public health groups finds.

Funding Cuts Endanger California Prescription Drug Monitoring Database

California’s prescription drug monitoring database may become useless if proposed budget cuts go through, according to the Associated Press.

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