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Parents Should Talk With Children About Alcohol Early, Government Says

Parents should start talking with their children about the dangers of drinking as early as age 9, according to a new government campaign.

KY Congressman to Urban Outfitters: Stop Selling Products Promoting Rx Drug Abuse

The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Hal Rogers, on Monday called on Urban Outfitters to stop selling products designed to look like prescription pill bottles, the Associated Press reports.

College Students Tweet More About Adderall During Finals

An analysis of college students’ Twitter use finds mentions of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall spikes during finals. Tweets about the drug are most common among students in the northeast and south.

Monster Sues to Stop San Francisco From Restricting Serving Sizes and Marketing

Monster Beverage Corp. has filed a lawsuit to stop the San Francisco City Attorney’s office from trying to force the company to limit serving sizes of its energy drinks, as well as its marketing.

Stop Urban Outfitters From Selling Products that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse

Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, is currently selling pint and shot glasses and flasks made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products make light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior that is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. each year than heroin and cocaine combined. Join us and ask Urban Outfitters to remove these products from their stores and website immediately!

Navy Unveils New Anti-Drinking Campaign

The U.S. Navy has introduced a new campaign to remind junior sailors to drink responsibly, according to the Navy Times.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Law Requiring Cigarette Graphic Warning Labels

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge by the tobacco industry to a federal law requiring that cigarette packages carry graphic warning labels, The Wall Street Journal reports.

College Students Who Drink More and are Anxious Feel More Connected to Facebook

College students who report greater alcohol use and higher levels of anxiety appear to be more emotionally connected with Facebook, a new study concludes.

Celebrities and Civil Rights Leaders Ask Obama to Change Drug Laws

More than 100 entertainers, civil rights leaders and other notable citizens have signed a letter to President Obama, asking him to change the nation’s drug laws. The group is urging him to replace jail sentences with intervention and rehabilitation for non-violent drug offenders, the Associated Press reports.

Smoking Scenes Doubled in Youth-Rated Movies Between 2010 and 2012

The number of smoking scenes in youth-rated movies doubled between 2010 and 2012, HealthDay reports. Smoking scenes have returned to the level of a decade ago, according to a study funded by the anti-smoking group Legacy.

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