Monitoring and Reducing Youth Exposure to Alcohol Marketing

December 26, 2016 0

New research from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Boston University School of Public Health finds certain cable TV shows and networks are rife with alcohol advertisements that are reaching young people under 21 in violation of alcohol industry standards. In the U.S., alcohol advertising is voluntarily regulated by the alcohol industry itself.  The voluntary self-regulatory code sets limits on the shows that […]

Compliance Checks for 2016

June 23, 2016 0

The end of the school year brings with it memorable events such as Prom and Graduation. Unfortunately, with these events also come concerns about underage drinking. Throughout this season, businesses throughout Lake County saw teens entering their stores attempting to purchase alcohol. This was part of a county-wide effort to continue promoting positive practices by stores and restaurants that sell alcohol. Law enforcement agencies worked with local groups and young adults to see if they […]

How to Prevent Drug Use at Every Age

April 8, 2016 0

How old is your child? 2 to 4 Year Old Since the foundation for all healthy habits — from nutrition to toothbrushing— is laid down during the preschool years, this is a great time to set the stage for a drug-free life. Tips What to Say 5 to 8 Year Old 5-to-8-year olds are still tied to family and eager to please but they’re also beginning to explore their individuality. Tips What to Say Your […]

SHRM poll reveals half of employers conduct drug tests on final job candidates

March 7, 2016 0

More than half of employers (57 percent) conduct drug tests on all job candidates, while only 29 percent do not conduct drug tests on any job candidates, according to a poll released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in collaboration with and commissioned by the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA). Most employers who use tests on job candidates have done so for seven years or more (69 percent), and 12 percent […]

Experts: Merger of World’s Two Largest Beer Manufacturers is Global Health Threat

November 20, 2015 0

The impending merger of the world’s two largest beer manufacturers represents a global health threat, experts warned this week. They said the merger could worsen the growing epidemic of alcohol-related harm in low- and middle-income countries. Last month, Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev and London-based SAB Miller announced they have agreed in principal to merge, MedicalXpress reports. The new company will produce an estimated one-third of all beer sold worldwide, Professor Jeff Collin and colleagues at the […]

The Social Hosting Law in Illinois

May 27, 2015 0

The Illinois social host law comes in two sections. One section prohibits parents and guardians from hosting or permitting gatherings at their home, in vehicles or watercraft and at other property under their control in which underage persons are allowed to consume alcohol. The second section prohibits any other person from hosting or permitting a gathering at their home in which underage persons are allowed to consume alcohol. This law does not require that the […]

My Suburban Life Editorial on New Social Hosting Law

January 20, 2015 0

LAKE COUNTY – A new Illinois state law imposes penalties for parents or guardians who provide alcohol to minors on private property including vehicles, boats, and motor homes, and private planes.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office intends to enforce the new laws on the county’s many lakes come boating season, according to Sgt. James McKinney of Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Unit. As of Jan. 1, there is a $2,500 fine and up to a […]

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