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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 1/10/06
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 01:31:18 -0500 (EST)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco January 10, 2006
Teaching 'Responsible Drinking' at Home
Despite years of zero-tolerance messages from government and prevention
groups, many parents choose to allow their children to drink at home
while stressing themes of moderation and responsibility.
Colo. Group Pushes for Statewide Marijuana Legalization
Having succeeded with Denver voters, a drug-reform group is now
gathering signatures to get an item on the statewide ballot in Colorado
this fall that would legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Student Surveys Hampered by Alaska Law
State officials were unable to publish an annual risk-assessment survey
because of poor participation, and experts laid the blame on a state law
that requires parents to sign permission forms before students can be
asked about their behaviors.
China Sets Legal Alcohol Sales Age at 18
Facing rising alcohol consumption, alcoholism and youth violence, China
has banned the sale of alcohol to anyone under age 18.
Digital Deformities Tied to Smoking
Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to
children with toe and finger deformities.
More news <http://www.jointogether.org/sa/news/0,1853,384,00.html>
Is the Meth 'Epidemic' Real?
Politicians from states hard-hit by methamphetamine use have called it a
national 'epidemic' that demands more attention from the federal
government, though data may suggest a more nuanced picture..
Use Your Brains, Stay Out Of Gangs
Intervention - How to Help Someone Who Doesn't Want Help
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