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Entries for November 2010

A study conducted by researchers at Case Western Reserve University found that teens who engage in excessive texting or social networking on school days are more likely to engage in risky behaviors than their peers.
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A small study performed by researchers at McLean Hospital in Boston suggests that children who start using marijuana before age 16 are at higher risk of long-term brain damage than those who start later.
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) simultaneously notified makers of popular caffeinated alcoholic beverages that such products are unsafe, unapproved, and misleadingly marketed.
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Marin Institute launches its third annual anti-alcohol-advertising contest at FreeTheBowl.com. This year’s theme, 'Free the Bowl from Beer Ads,' seeks original, 'performance art' counter-beer-ads from youth and young adults ages 10-20.
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A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona passed after trailing in the polls throughout almost two weeks of vote-counting.
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Teens in rural areas abuse prescription drugs at significantly higher rates than their urban and suburban counterparts, a study of national data suggests.
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The state of Washingon’s Liquor Control Board outlawed alcoholic energy drinks beginning Nov. 18.
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The Michigan Liquor Control Commission's decision to ban sales of beverages combining alcohol and stimulants is being credited to a convergence of factors, including persistent pleas from advocates and a troubling local crime.
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Oklahoma -- "the OK State" -- has placed a moratorium on deliveries of alcoholic energy drink Four Loko and others like it.
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Supporters of a Massachusetts ballot initiative to repeal the state's year-old 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol outspent opponents by more than 10 to 1, leading to an advertising blitz that helped win repeal.
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