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Public backs plans to remove branding from cigarette packets (UK)

Public backs plans to remove branding from cigarette packets (UK) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Almost two thirds of people in the UK support moves to sell cigarettes in plain packaging, suggesting tobacco companies will soon lose the battle to protect their brands' identities.

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Obama: Drug legalisation not the answer

Obama: Drug legalisation not the answer | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
PRESIDENT Barack Obama says legalising drug use is not the answer to trafficking in illegal narcotics in the Americas, countering a growing chorus in Latin America to discuss decriminalisation as a way to ease deadly cartel violence.
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Saving lives (Aus)

Saving lives (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Nice article about the work of White Lion with young people coming into contact with the justice system.

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Organ donation is about life not discrimination | Hepatitis Victoria

Organ donation is about life not discrimination | Hepatitis Victoria | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Hepatitis Victoria is the peak not-for-profit community organisation working across the state for people affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis.
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Carr urges drug reform (Aus)

Carr urges drug reform (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr has joined a group of prominent Australians, including former federal police chief Mick Palmer, in a campaign to overturn the ‘‘war on drugs’’ policies promoted by former prime minister John Howard.

 

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The great train blitz to curb drunken, violent and abusive behaviour on NSW's transit network

The great train blitz to curb drunken, violent and abusive behaviour on NSW's transit network | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A MAJOR police blitz to curb drunken, violent and abusive behaviour on NSW's transit network ended yesterday with 37 arrests and a variety of drugs seized.
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Police report surge in drug crimes (Sth Aust)

Police report surge in drug crimes (Sth Aust) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
HUNDREDS more people are being caught using, trading and manufacturing drugs amid a rise in amphetamine use, police figures show.
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Tobacco firms told to come clean (USA)

US health regulators said on Friday that tobacco companies must report how much formaldehyde, nicotine or any of 18 other harmful chemicals are in their products.

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Pyne pilloried for NT alcohol floor price call (Aus)

Pyne pilloried for NT alcohol floor price call (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
A call by a federal MP for a floor price on alcohol in the Northern Territory has been dismissed by both sides of the Territory parliament.
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Guards, train drivers fight urine tests (NSW)

Guards, train drivers fight urine tests (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

TRAIN drivers, prison guards and firefighters are calling on the state government not to force them to submit to urine tests for drugs in the light of the Fair Work Australia decision this week that the practice was unjust.

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Alcohol teaches tough lesson (WA)

Alcohol teaches tough lesson (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Anne Champion is an ordinary mum. She has tried to teach her four children, who are aged in their late teens or older, to behave responsibly.
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Victory for energy workers over urine drug testing (NSW)

MAKING employees submit to urine tests for drug use is ''unjust and unreasonable'' as the tests can detect drug usage from the weekend which may have no bearing on a person's ability to do their job safely, according to Fair Work Australia.

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'Ice psychosis': how ice can cause a 'fight or flight situation' (NSW)

'Ice psychosis': how ice can cause a 'fight or flight situation' (NSW) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

'Ice' - a cheap and potent methamphetamine easily available on Sydney's streets - is not the most popular drug of choice for criminals but it certainly adds a violent element that can, as seen on Sunday, cause fatal consequences.

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Study shows extent of homeless grog culture (NT)

Study shows extent of homeless grog culture (NT) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Fresh call for floor price on alcohol after research shows some of Darwin's homeless consume 90 standard drinks a week.
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Brutal hours, drug issues and family pressures force miners to abandon industry in droves, inquiry told (Qld)

Brutal hours, drug issues and family pressures force miners to abandon industry in droves, inquiry told (Qld) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
SIX-FIGURE salaries aren't enough to stop one in three fly-in, fly-out workers from quitting within a year at mine sites across Western Australia, a parliamentary hearing into the industry will be told this week.
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Drug policy reform

Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, I participated in a roundtable discussion on drug policy reform organised by think tank Australia21. I talked about my stance with Richard Glover on 702 ABC yest...
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Time for national debate on evil drug trade

Time for national debate on evil drug trade | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

A suprisingly sensible piece by media juggernaut Eddie McGuire, in response to the latest hysteria around Ben Cousins.

If you can't get past the paywall, try pasting this link into your search engine: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/time-for-national-debate-on-evil-drug-trade/story-e6frfhqf-1226315378571

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More CCTV to cut alcohol-fuelled violence (WA)

More CCTV to cut alcohol-fuelled violence (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
CCTV cameras will be installed in Perth's northern suburbs in a bid to curb alcohol-fuelled violence.
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New laws cut drug prices (Aus)

New laws cut drug prices (Aus) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

THE cost of prescription drugs will be slashed by up to $15 a packet from today, when new laws to stop pharmacists gouging taxpayers and patients take effect. Millions of patients will pocket average savings of $3 a pack on essential drugs to treat high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, epilepsy, depression and pain.

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Ban on fake pot fails to drag drug off shelf (Vic)

Ban on fake pot fails to drag drug off shelf (Vic) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

A BAN on synthetic cannabis has failed to stop its sale and may have caused stronger forms of the party drug to hit the market.

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French scientists find a glass in your hand makes you sexier

French scientists find a glass in your hand makes you sexier | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
FRENCH scientists say they have confirmed the folklore that a glass in your hand will make you feel sexier, smarter and funnier, even when others privately think you are a turkey.
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Take heart with a tipple a day, new report says

Take heart with a tipple a day, new report says | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

A COUPLE of drinks a day helps heart attack survivors live longer, according to the latest findings by the European Health Journal.  Not sure about the cigar though.

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New plan for teen drunks (WA)

New plan for teen drunks (WA) | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it
Laws to prosecute people who supply liquor to minors and increasing alcohol prices are among recommendations made by WA's Children's and Young People Commissioner to address rising concerns about under-age drinking.
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Parents face jail under tough WA drug laws

Parents face jail under tough WA drug laws | Alcohol & other drug issues in the media | Scoop.it

Parents could be jailed for 12 months and have their children put in state care for growing just one marijuana plant in Western Australia under arguably the nation's toughest drug laws.

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