When it comes to tobacco use, there are a number of policies that have been proven effective in reducing the youth tobacco use. During an upcoming CADCA webinar, “New Roots, Old Problem: Local Policy Approaches that Address Emerging Tobacco Trends”, two national tobacco policy experts will review the various strategies that have been used by communities and states to reduce tobacco use. The webinar will be held on July 31 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST. Register today!
According to a report by the Coalition for Health Funding, overall federal funding for public health programs has been drastically cut over the past four years and it’s adversely affecting Americans in a direct way. Federal agencies that deal with substance abuse prevention and treatment have been affected the most.
Cigarette warning labels can influence a smoker to try to quit even when the smoker is trying to avoid seeing the labels, according to a survey of thousands of adult smokers in four countries published by the American Psychological Association.
Having conversations with children and teens about risky behaviors like underage drinking can seem daunting. But now, a new mobile app developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is making that task easier.Issues: Underage drinking
Too often the message people get about marijuana is that it’s a harmless drug that doesn’t impact public health. However, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs (The Council) hopes to change that through a new statewide initiative launched this year.
This week, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, a blueprint for drug policy in the United States. The Strategy includes a focus on drug prevention and highlights significant increases in heroin and prescription drug abuse as key challenges.Issues: Prescription Drug Abuse
According to a new study, underage drinkers between the ages of 18 and 20 see more magazine advertising than any other age group for the alcohol brands they consume most heavily, raising important questions about whether current alcohol self-regulatory codes concerning advertising are sufficiently protecting young people.Issues: Alcohol Advertising