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Subject: JTO Direct - Daily Edition - 1/27/06
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 01:29:08 -0500 (EST)
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Daily Edition - Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco January 27, 2006
Black Smokers More Likely to Get Cancer; Genes May Be to Blame
Moderate black smokers are more likely to get lung cancer than whites,
Hispanics, or Asians who smoke the same amounts, suggesting a genetic
role in susceptibility to the disease.
Genetics the New Frontier in Smoking Prevention
A new $10-million research project will study the genetic underpinnings
of nicotine addiction with an eye on developing therapies or medications
to help smokers quit.
Author Gets Some Support from Hazelden Patients
Faced with mounting criticism over his addiction memoir, "A Million
Little Pieces" author James Frey brought out two fellow Hazelden
attendees in an attempt to validate the treatment stories in his book.
Mass. Wants to Track 'Questionable' Prescriptions
State officials in Massachusetts plan to step up monitoring of
prescription databases and engage doctors and pharmacists in tracking
patients suspected of abusing or diverting narcotic drugs.
Calif. Counties Sue Over Proposition 215
San Diego and San Bernardino counties are suing the state of California
over Proposition 215, saying the state erred in approving a
medical-marijuana statute that is in violation of federal law.
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Recovery Community Services Program Survives Scare
Supporters of the federal Recovery Community Services Program received a
scare this week when reports indicated that the program was going to be
eliminated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
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