The Latest News from Our Field

We curate a digest of the latest news in our field for advocates, policymakers, community coalitions and all who work toward shaping policies and practices to effectively prevent substance use and treat addiction.

Study Says Smoking Marijuana Worse for Lungs than Cigarettes

Smoking a single marijuana joint is equivalent to smoking 2.5 to 5 cigarettes in terms of damage to the lungs, largely due to differences in how pot and cigarette users smoke, according to researchers.

Indonesian Islamic Leaders Ban Smoking

Indonesia's top Islamic body, the Ulema Council, has passed an edict restricting Muslims from smoking in public places.

Researchers Call Denying Employment to Smokers Counterproductive

More employers are hiring only nonsmokers, but even some tobacco-control experts say that employment discrimination against smokers is a bad idea.

Community Leaders to Tackle Drug and Alcohol Prevention at CADCA's National Leadership Forum XIX

More than 2,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene in Washington, D.C. for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 19th annual National Leadership Forum.

Advocates Call on 'Tween Stores to Stop Selling Flasks

Underage drinking advocates are calling on the teen accessory store chain, Icing by Claire’s, to stop selling girl-friendly flasks.