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Published: October 1, 2014
A faith-based group is calling for an automatic “R” rating for movies that include smoking. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, along with an advocacy organization called As You Sow, say they want to limit the amount of smoking young people see in movies.
Published: January 4, 2011
The R.J. Reynolds tobacco company is taking its dissolvable tobacco products off the shelves in its American test markets, according to the Ohio-based Drug Free Action Alliance.
Published: December 16, 2015
Join Together recently spoke with R. Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD, DLFAPA, FASAM, President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, about Obamacare and the state of addiction treatment.
Published: February 13, 2009
Published: September 29, 2009
Published: February 6, 2014
Maine Governor Paul R. LePage this week said the births of 927 babies born to mothers addicted to drugs last year in the state is a “troubling epidemic.” The babies represented more than 7 percent of all births in the state, The New York Times reports.
Published: February 22, 2012
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been blocking Senate action on legislation to outlaw a host of synthetic drugs, which are growing in popularity and have been linked to illnesses and deaths.
Published: January 18, 2013
Legalizing marijuana sends the wrong message to young people, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, said this week. “We are certainly not sending a very good message when we call it medicine and legalize it,” he told The Oregonian.
Published: April 12, 2011
Ohio Governor John R. Kasich has announced $36 million in new drug treatment and work readiness funds. The funds are designed to help people addicted to prescription drugs get treatment so they can go back to work.
Published: July 19, 2013
Addiction should be treated as a public health issue, National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske told participants of a conference on prescription drug abuse Thursday.
Published: April 12, 2012
A Florida appeals court overturned a $79.2 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. this week. The personal injury verdict had been awarded to the daughter of a man who died from lung cancer after years of smoking.
Published: February 14, 2012
R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, says singer Whitney Houston’s death is an opportunity to talk about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
Published: June 3, 2010
Published: July 22, 2014
A widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer has been awarded more than $23 billion in punitive damages by a Florida jury. The woman sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, claiming the company conspired to conceal cigarettes’ health dangers and addictive nature.
Published: July 17, 2012
Prescription drug abuse is more than a public health epidemic – it’s a national tragedy, and a comprehensive national strategy for combating it is desperately needed, explains Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA).
Published: March 27, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by tobacco maker R.J. Reynolds, in a Florida case in which the company was ordered to pay $28.3 million to a woman whose husband smoked cigarettes for decades and died of lung cancer.
Published: May 10, 2012
Use of drugs, particularly cocaine and methamphetamine, is on the decline in the United States, according to U.S. National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske. He spoke this week at the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission.
Published: May 28, 2010
A bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Youth Drug Prevention is in the works, and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) says preventionists need to urge their local members of Congress to join. Prevention advocates can use the CapWiz system to find and contact legislators.
The caucus was cofounded by Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) and Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.).