Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 26

Decline in Prescription Drug Abuse More than Twice as High in States with Drug Abuse Prevention Programs, Says Study

A study by Quest Diagnostics found that five states that have recently implemented comprehensive prescription drug abuse prevention programs showed the highest rate of decline in prescription drug abuse nationwide. Findings suggest that broad, collaborative measures, including prescription drug databases and physician and patient education may be the most effective at bringing the nation’s prescription drug abuse …

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Jul 15

One in Five High School Students Smoked Hookah in the Past Year, Says Study

About one in five American high school students has smoked hookah in the past year, according to astudy by New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) published online inPediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics on July 7. Using data from Monitoring the Future (MTF), a nation-wide ongoing annual …

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Jul 13

Underage Drinkers Heavily Exposed to Magazine Ads for Alcohol Brands They Consume

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. The study, from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at …

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Jul 11

Driving After Marijuana Use Surpasses Drunk Driving Among High School Seniors, Study Shows

According to a new study by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, more high school seniors are driving high than driving drunk. The statistics were derived by Dr. Patrick M. O’Malley and Dr. Lloyd D. Johnston from 22,000 12th graders responses to a questionnaire in the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) …

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Jul 10

Special Two-Part Briefing on E-Cigarettes and Synthetic Drugs: Part 2

E-cigarette versions of synthetic drugs are increasingly available The manufacturers and distributors of synthetic cannabinoid substances- commonly referred to as “K2″ or “Spice”- produce vaporizable liquid versions of their products.  These vaporizable liquids, known as e-liquids are often deceptively marketed as potpourri oils or incense oils.  E-liquids are sold pre-loaded in e-devices such as electronic …

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Jul 02

Special Two-Part Briefing on E-Cigarettes: Part I

Provided by:    Office of National Drug Control Policy E-Devices and e-liquids are techy and trendy and are perceived as safer than traditional cigarettes by some      E-cigarettes and vapor pens are battery-powered vaporizers that heat liquid nicotine (aka e-liquid, e-juice, or smoke juice) to a temperature that causes the liquid to vaporize; the vapor is …

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