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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 11/1/05
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 01:29:37 -0500 (EST)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco November 1, 2005
Decline in Teen Smoking Falters as States Spend Less on Prevention
A new report says that a drop in state spending on youth tobacco
prevention efforts in recent years corresponded with a leveling-off of
youth smoking rates after previous declines.
Prescription Meds Florida's Top Drug Problem
Florida drug czar Jim McDonough said this week that prescription-drug
abuse has become the state's biggest drug problem.
"Last Drag" Campaign Targets Gay and Lesbian Smokers
An antismoking campaign dubbed "The Last Drag" targets Los Angeles gays
and lesbians, who tend to smoke more than the general population.
Jennings' Death Inspires ABC Antismoking Series
ABC is running a month-long series of programs on smoking and lung
cancer, three months after the cancer death of longtime news anchor
Ariz. Bill Would Punish Drug-Using Moms
Women who give birth to babies with illicit drugs in their systems would
face criminal charges under legislation introduced by Arizona state Rep.
Steve Yarbrough (R-Chandler).
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Ending Stigma Would Save Millions, Congress Told
Reducing discrimination against people with addictions and those in
recovery would not only reduce barriers to treatment but also would save
society millions, perhaps billions, of dollars, advocates told members
of Congress this week..
State Estimates of Substance Use from the 2002 National Survey on Drug
Use and Health
Framework and Policy Tools for Improving Linkages between Alcohol and
Drug Services, Child Welfare Services and Dependency Courts
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