Tag: School-Based Prevention

New Research Finds Statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) Laws Appear to be Working

New Research Finds Statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) Laws Appear to be Working

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. According to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), statewide Tobacco 21 (T-21) laws that prohibit the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21 appear to be having their intended outcome of reducing youth tobacco use. That is good news for states across the country, including Indiana, whose T-21 law went into effect on July 1, 2020. Tobacco use is the leadin…
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Compelling Lessons From Three Reports Provide Guidance for Addressing Substance Use Disorder, and Are More Relevant Than Ever as We Grapple With COVID-19

Compelling Lessons From Three Reports Provide Guidance for Addressing Substance Use Disorder, and Are More Relevant Than Ever as We Grapple With COVID-19

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marion County ranked among the highest in Indiana for the number and rate of drug overdose deaths. The pandemic has only exacerbated the problems associated with substance use disorder (SUD), as treatment and prevention strategies are now required to adapt to the impact of the pandemic. Taking a comprehensive approach to addressing SUD is critical, since those suffering from…
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Two Critical Steps to Help Indiana Weather COVID-19

Two Critical Steps to Help Indiana Weather COVID-19

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. COVID-19 has wrought havoc in all of our lives. As of this week, the coronavirus has caused more than 98,000 deaths in the U.S., including more than 1,900 in Indiana. As these tragic figures continue to rise, steps taken to mitigate the impact of the virus have resulted in devastating economic consequences. As the crisis continues to unfold, uncertainty is our new constant. But emerging information points …
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