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WHAT'S NEW

Hydrogen Peroxide Named as Cancer Agent in Cigarette Smoke
The hydrogen peroxide in cigarette smoke causes cells in the lungs to become cancerous, according to new research from the University of California at Davis.

Drinking Doesn't Make You Forget Your Troubles, Researchers Say
Not only can't you drink your troubles away, but ethanol actually reinforces memories, according to Japanese scientists.

New ASH Ad Compares Tobacco Firms to 9/11 Terrorists
The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center and attacked the Pentagon were pikers compared to the tobacco industry, which is responsible for the deaths of 30 million people since 2001, according to the antismoking group ASH.

Annual Report Identifies Allies, Enemies in Drug War
The U.S. State Department's annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report slams Venezuela for failing to cooperate in fighting drug smuggling and says that the Taliban are using revenues from opium poppy crops to fund their insurgency in Afghanistan.

CARS mission is to improve the lives of youth, families and communities by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience among the prevention research community, practitioners, policy makers and the public.

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS AND WEBSITES
The Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) provides training and technical assistance supportive to California agencies and organizations involved in community-based prevention.
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Community Alliance for CLAS provides free training and technical assistance based on cultural competency needs in order to reduce health disparities and improve outcomes among the state's diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, sexual minority, and other cultural populations.
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The California Community College Student Mental Health Program (CCC- SMHP) is a CalMHSA funded prevention and early intervention initiative in support of student mental health at California's community colleges. The initiative aims to build college capacity to address student mental health through the provision of technical assistance and training services and by funding a select group of colleges to implement grants.
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The Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Technical Assistance Project (SDFSC) TA supports grantees of the SDFSC Governor's Program in implementing their alcohol, drug and violence prevention programming efforts.
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Preventing Adolescent Binge Drinking is an initiative to reduce binge drinking among youth ages 9 to 20. The initiative is a product of the California Governor's Prevention Advisory Council (GPAC).
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The CARS Mentoring Technical Assistance Project provides no-cost assistance to California school and community-based mentoring programs that serve youth ages 5 to 18.
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sig The California State Incentive Grant is a technical assistance and training project of CPI, supporting grantee efforts in binge drinking, community coalition and environmental prevention programming.
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SAP The purpose of Students Assistance Programs (SAP) is to emphasize the importance and need for SAPs in CA school environments and to provide resources for school officials interested in promoting and implementing the use of SAPs to "support student achievement."
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California Meth Action California Meth Action has been established to provide a forum to take action against the problems associated with methamphetamine production, distribution and addiction.
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My Prevention Community My Prevention Community (MPC) is a free social utility network that connects prevention-focused professionals, consultants and adult students locally and throughout the country.
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