Officials in Colombia expect President Barack Obama to continue to send billions of dollars south to battle cocaine trafficking, contending that the alternative is more drugs on U.S. streets, Reuters reported Feb. 21. The Bush administration directed more than $5 billion at Plan Colombia, which focused on aiding Colombia’s military in drug interdiction and eradication […]
New research from Stanford University suggests that a drug used to treat nausea may be effective in combating withdrawal from opioid drugs, U.S. News and World Report reported Feb. 20. Researchers testing mice found that the drug ondansetron (Zofran) blocks certain 5-HT3 receptors involved in withdrawal. The researchers proceeded to test eight non-opioid-dependent human volunteers. […]
The 'winners' at the 'Hackademy Awards' differed from the films honored at this week's Oscars — and the recipients didn't show up to pick up their awards. But the name of the program designed to raise awareness about smoking in movies, didn't sit well with the organizers of the Academy Awards.
Cigarette smoke can cause the body’s immune system to attack lung tissue, causing damage that can lead to respiratory diseases, according to research from the University of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Feb. 17 that researchers led by Michael Borchers examined genetically modified mice to study the link between cigarette exposure, the immune system, and […]
A new report issued by a coalition of public-health organizations says that Big Tobacco is targeting women and girls with aggressive marketing campaigns that only new legislation from Congress can help address. The “Deadly in Pink: Big Tobacco Steps Up Its Targeting of Women and Girls” report says that the two largest tobacco companies in the […]
The Prisoner’s Family Conference is an opportunity for all who work with and serve children and families, as well as those in professions addressing issues affecting the prisoner’s family, to learn together and initiate action to elevate the prisoners’ family to integral, valuable and valued membership in the mainstream community. The conference will take place February […]
A new report issued by a coalition of public-health organizations says that Big Tobacco is targeting women and girls with aggressive marketing campaigns that only new legislation from Congress can help address.
The Prisoner's Family Conference is an opportunity for all who work with and serve children and families, as well as those in professions addressing issues affecting the prisonerâ€™s family, to learn together and initiate action to elevate the prisoners' family to integral, valuable and valued membership in the mainstream community.
The American Legacy Foundation’s ’truth’ youth smoking-prevention campaign saved far more money than it cost and was credited with preventing nearly half a million teens from starting to smoke, according to a new study. Researcher Matthew Farrelly, Ph.D., and colleagues from the RTI International’s Public Health Policy Research Program estimated that the $245 million spent […]
Sharply rising tobacco taxes may accomplish what state lawmakers largely failed to do when handed a pile of money from the nationwide tobacco settlement a decade ago: cut smoking rates. Bloomberg News reported Feb. 19 that the new 62-cent increase in the federal tobacco tax, combined with rising state tobacco taxes, could cut U.S. tobacco […]