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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Substance Abuse

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Substance Abuse

Denominations Unite To Stop Smoking
Posted on Wednesday July 09, 2014

Join the webinars to learn more: 1 p.m. webinar 7 p.m. webinar The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with the faith community to promote Tips from Former Smokers. Tips is a national tobacco education campaign that encourages Americans to quit smoking, by “showing the toll that smoking-related illnesses take on smokers […]

Mental Health and Substance Abuse: A Dangerous Combination
Posted on Tuesday May 20, 2014

This blog is part of an on-going series about the intersection of mental health and other crucial Jewish social justice issues during Mental Health Awareness Month. For more posts, click here. In talking about mental health this month, we would be remiss not to discuss the complex and tragically strong relationship between mental health issues and […]

Substance Abuse: Keeping it in Check on Purim
Posted on Thursday March 13, 2014

As many well know, the Talmud tells us that “a person has to get drunk on Purim until he cannot distinguish between ‘cursed is Haman’ and ‘blessed is Mordechai’” (Megillah 7b). To do so is a mitzvah, but one that should be carried out in moderation. The consumption of alcohol—and the role of alcohol in shaping events—is […]

CVS to Cease Tobacco Sales
Posted on Wednesday February 05, 2014

In an unexpected move, CVS Caremark announced this morning that it will stop selling tobacco products by October 1st. The massive pharmacy chain, with 7,600 stores across the United States, said the move would cost the company billions in short-term revenue. But the pivot is part of a longer-term strategy for CVS to involve itself […]

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For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Claire Shimberg at (202) 387-2800.