A county sheriff in South Carolina has decided not to pursue marijuana-related charges against Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who was photographed smoking from a bong at a University of South Carolina party last fall. The Associated Press reported Feb. 16 that Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said that his department’s investigation — which included a […]
A county sheriff in South Carolina has decided not to pursue marijuana-related charges against Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who was photographed smoking from a bong at a University of South Carolina party last fall.
Teen smokers and adult smokers agree that the Marlboro brand is their cigarette of choice, and anti-smoking advocates say advertising is the reason why, the Associated Press reported Feb. 12. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that three brands of cigarettes — Marlboro, Newport and Camel — were […]
A new survey shows that 43 percent of active-duty military personnel engage in frequent binge drinking, including underage soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, the Associated Press reported Feb. 13. The survey of 16,037 military personnel by researchers at the University of Minnesota, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense, found that 67.1 percent of binge-drinking […]
Economic considerations are driving TV networks to broaden their acceptance of advertising for alcohol products, the Los Angeles Times reported Feb. 13. Local CBS affiliates in Los Angeles and 14 other cities aired ads for Absolut Vodka during the Grammy Awards broadcast earlier this month, the first time in years that hard-liquor ads have been […]
Law-enforcement agencies in California can apply for grants of up to $100,000 to address alcohol-related problems through comprehensive alcoholic-beverage control programs, including education, prevention and enforcement.
Seattle Police Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske will be the Obama administration’s nominee as the next director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House has confirmed. Multiple sources in the field also expect Tom McLellan, Ph.D., cofounder and CEO of the Treatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, to be […]
Legislation to ban drinking games like beer pong and flip cup in Baltimore bars is now off the table after beer-pong enthusiasts rallied opposition to the bill, the Baltimore Sun reported Feb. 11. State Sen. George Della Jr. withdrew the bill this week after receiving a flurry of emails from drinking-game supporters. “We’re getting inundated […]