Weekly Roundup – 5/26/2015

Weekly Roundup – 5/26/2015

Students at Waukesha West High School in Wisconsin unveil a series of prevention PSAs.

Addiction published global stats on addictive behaviors.

The International Business Times reports on the black market marijuana trade in Colorado.

Scientists have engineered a yeast capable of “brewing” opiates.

The National Conference of State Legislatures sums up state positions on powdered alcohol.

Forbes reports that electronic prescription system could reduce overdoses on controlled substances.

The Boston Globe and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published results of polls on attitudes toward prescription painkiller abuse.

The Illinois Supreme Court will hear the case against Philip Morris USA again regarding the use of phrases “light” and “low tar” in marketing cigarettes.

A new study links marijuana use to early puberty and stunted growth in boys.

Healthline News reports that flavors in e-cigarettes may be damaging to the lungs.

BetterDoctor.com used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health to determine state rankings in use of illicit drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and cocaine.

The American Journal of Public Health published a study showing that flavored alcohol beverages (alcopops) present a public health risk among youth.

Dartmouth students weigh in on campus ban of hard alcohol.

Marijuana intoxication blamed for deaths in Colorado.

SAMHSA published State Estimates of Adolescent Cigarette Use and Perceptions of Risk for 2012 and 2013.

Mechanical and chemical characteristics of e-cigarettes contribute to potential health hazards.

New research examined the youth appeal of popular vs. unpopular brands of alcohol.

An article in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research looks at the genetic and environmental factors of alcohol abuse in relation to peer usage.

The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology published a study on a Combined Parent-Student Alcohol Prevention Program on Intermediate Factors and Adolescents’ Drinking Behavior.

The Drug Free Action Alliance published a new webpage of marijuana fact sheets and resources.

A study in Alcohol and Alcoholism examines Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in hospitalized patients.

Five Indiana health centers joined an initiative to fight substance abuse.

A published assessment investigated the role of alcohol use disorder on suicidal thought and behavior.

Cleveland.com educates the community in the effects of legalized marijuana on business and the workplace.

National Geographic magazine outlines scientific approaches to studying uses for cannabis.

Philip Morris suing over England’s new plain packaging law.

A study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research found that persons who smoke are less likely to vote.