Tax increase on cigarettes and alcohol in Maryland linked to improved public health, finds study

An increase in taxes on alcohol and tobacco by the Maryland government resulted in reduced use of both the substances among the people, found a recent study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University. Basis the findings, the researchers are now urging lawmakers to consider a nationwide increase in taxes on cigarettes and alcohol..

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Alcohol abuse and collective neglect claimed life of FSU fraternity pledge, says grand jury

The grand jury recently recommended criminal charges against members of the Florida State University (FSU) fraternity, stating that hazing, alcohol abuse and reckless behavior of fraternity members led to the untimely death of Andrew Coffey (20), who was found dead following a party for fraternity pledges and their big brothers on Nov. 3, 2017. The..

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Researchers are unanimous about the risks associated with heavy drinking during pregnancy. Studies suggest that binge/heavy drinking during pregnancy is linked to negative consequences in the newborn, including impaired intellectual ability, birth defects and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD is associated with a set of mental, physical, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with the risk..

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