For Teens: Vaping Up, Opioid and Alcohol Use Down

Source: https://www.webmd.com/ By Dennis Thompson December 17th Vaping among American teenagers increased dramatically in 2018, with nearly two of every five high school seniors reporting they’ve tried an e-cigarette during the past year, a new survey reveals. There was a bit of good news in the report, with teens reporting decreased use of alcohol, tobacco…

Beer distributor fined in pay-to-play case

Elgin Beverage negotiated a $325,000 fine with federal regulators who say the Bartlett firm improperly paid retailers, seeking preferred placement of its products. Source: https://www.chicagobusiness.com/ H. Lee Murphy December 13, 2018 Elgin Beverage, a Bartlett-based beer distributor, has been fined by federal authorities for making improper payments to retail accounts seeking preferred placement of its…

Statement from American Beverage Licensees on Oral Arguments in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair

Statement from American Beverage Licensees on Oral Arguments in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair JANUARY 16, 2019 | BETHESDA, MD – The Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, today heard well-reasoned oral arguments defending the Constitutional right of states…

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS TO TWO CHICAGO BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Source: Sky Ranch Foundation December 3, 2018 As Sky Ranch Foundation enters our 59th year we thank the Beverage Alcohol Industry for continuing to support our nation’s at-risk youth. Your contributions have helped the Foundation to resultantly award grants to organizations so focused, such as these two Chicago-based organizations. Crusher’s Club (crushersclub.org) has operated in…

Letter to the editor: Look for balance on alcohol policies

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/ December 3, 2018 Regarding USA TODAY’s article “Fixes for the U.S. drinking problem are hard to sell”: Federal government data show that the country has made progress in reducing alcohol abuse. Alcohol consumption among secondary school students is at its lowest level since 2007, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Underage…