Drinking alcohol (beer, wine or liquor) by students in U.S. middle and high schools has declined to its lowest level in the 36 years that the federal government's annual Monitoring the Future Survey has been conducted.
Government of Quebec has rejected a proposal to impose a maximum legal BAC of .05 on drivers age 21 or older because of widespread opposition.
In a federally-funded conference on reducing alcohol abuse, speakers taught alcohol grant recipients how to get around federal rules against lobbying, suggested deceptive ways to promote government alcohol monopolies, proposed a system for inflating or exaggerating the problems caused by alcohol abuse, and even screamed at attendees with whom they disagreed and called on them to leave the conference.
Drugged driving is widespread but largely ignored. About one in every six weekend nighttime drivers in The National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers tested positive for either legal or illegal drugs. In two-thirds of the states it is not illegal to drive with illegal drugs in ones system.
Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) is a non-scientific, non-objective, promoter of a temperance-oriented agenda and a continuing source of misleading reports designed to influence public policy.
From the Past
Bone-dry or bone dry laws tended not to permit, as did National Prohibition, the consumption of alcohol for medical or religious (sacramental) purposes. They sometimes prohibited even the possession of alcoholic beverages.
Mamie Colvin (Mrs. D. Leigh Colvin) was president of the New York Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and then of the national WCTU from 1944 to 1953. She argued that alcoholic beverage containers should be labeled "poison."
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