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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 10/19/05
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 01:29:12 -0400 (EDT)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco October 19, 2005
Court Ends Gov't Bid to Take Past Tobacco Profits
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the Justice Department's
appeal of a lower court ruling against a plan to seek billions in past
profits from the tobacco industry.
Cancer Risk from Tobacco Greater than Marijuana Smoking, Researcher Says
The nicotine in tobacco makes cigarette smoking more likely to cause
cancer, while the THC in marijuana may help protect users from the
carcinogens in the drug, a University of Colorado researcher says.
Smokers' Bones Take Longer to Heal, But Quitting Helps
Smokers who break a leg take 62 percent longer to heal than nonsmokers,
but even quitting for a few weeks after the injury can speed up recovery
Games Like 'Bud Pong' Seen as Front for Binging
Brewers call them harmless fun, but critics say games like Anheuser
Busch's 'Bud Pong' are intended to encourage binge drinking.
Mass. Tobacco, Alcohol Tax Could Fund Healthcare
A proposed 60-cent tax increase on alcohol and tobacco would be used to
pay for healthcare in Massachusetts.
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Drug-Free Communities Grant Process Blasted as Political, 'Flawed'
Community anti-drug coalitions lost funding after the federal drug
czar's office threw out peer-review scores typically used to award the
Drug-Free Communities grants and adopted a different set of funding
Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), Highlights ? 2003
Online Course: Integrating Harm Reduction into Drug and Alcohol
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