The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Campaign for Alcohol-Free Sports TV has teamed up with Media Literacy for Prevention, Critical Thinking, Self-Esteem, to provide educators with a free classroom lesson encouraging students to analyze beer ads aired during this year’s NCAA “March Madness” college basketball tournament. The lesson asks students to watch 1 […]
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and the Media Literacy for Prevention, Critical Thinking, Self-Esteem, have created a free classroom lesson plan encouraging students to analyze beer commercials aired during this year's NCAA “March Madness” college basketball tournament.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a total of $296,800 to nine nonprofit groups in Appalachia for alcohol and other drug prevention projects. Grantees came from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, and Tennessee. ARC is better known as an economic- and infrastructure-development organization. But as ARC co-chair Anne B. Pope noted, “We are […]
A proposed boost in criminal-justice funding that is sometimes used for drug treatment and prevention was among the victims of a bipartisan package of cuts to the Congress’ economic-stimulus legislation, CNN reported Feb. 7. A group of Senators trimmed more than $90 billion from the now $789-billion stimulus plan in order to win sufficient support […]
New research suggests that offering cash incentives as part of a program to help cigarette smokers quit significantly increases cessation rates, HealthDay News reported Feb.12. About 900 employees of the General Electric Co. were recruited for the study. They were assigned to either receive information about smoking-cessation programs or to receive information plus financial incentives. […]
The former presidents of Colombia, Brazil and Mexico declared the war on drugs a failure and called for a meaningful debate on alternatives, including more treatment for drug users and legalization, Reuters reported Feb. 11. Drug prohibition has led to increased violence and crowded prisons but has failed to stem trafficking. “The problem today in […]
Some state lawmakers and alcohol industry members say that the poor economy argues against passing laws banning smoking in public spaces because such laws could hurt business, the Associated Press reported Feb. 4. A planned smoking ban at casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., was temporarily shelved as gambling revenues in the city slid, and opponents […]
Police investigating marijuana use by Olympic swimming gold medalist Michael Phelps have filed drug charges against a number of people as they try to build a case against Phelps, the Associated Press reported Feb. 12. Phelps was photographed apparently smoking from a bong at a party near the University of South Carolina last November, and […]