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KOP CVS Honored on Kick Butts Day
King of Prussia Courier | King of Prussia, PA, March 30, 2013 - The Upper Merion Area Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST) and the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Montgomery County joined forces on Kick Butts Day, March 19th, a National Day of activisim against Tobacco.

Apathy About Alcohol Harm is Infecting the Nation! – by Pamela S. Erickson
NEWSLETTER | August 2012 | Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace
A top health authority has called excessive alcohol use “a largely unrecognized public health problem.” The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted that more than 15 percent of U.S. adults, or 33 million Americans, report binge drinking in the past 30 days.  And, the percentage of adults who binge has not declined for more than 15 years. Alcohol misuse, including binge and underage drinking, is the nation’s third leading cause of preventable death, responsible for more than 79,000 deaths annually and a wide range of health problems. Beyond the human costs, excessive alcohol use also has a tremendous economic cost, with a $185 billion annual price tag in health care and criminal justice expenses and lost productivity, the CDC reported.
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Support Tobacco Free Parks in Upper Merion Area!
by PaShawnda Briley

Target: Bridgeport and West Conshohocken Borough Council, Upper Merion Township Council

Bridgeport, West Conshohocken, and Upper Merion Township should adopt ordinances to have all parks and playgrounds tobacco- free because second-hand smoke is harmful to children, cigarette littler pollutes our parks, and children imitate adult behaviors- healthy and unhealthy. Click here to read more.

The Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow to attend National Substance Abuse Prevention Conference
Washington D.C, February 2, 2011 - Health advocates from the Upper Merion Area are headed to Washington, D.C. Feb. 7th to join nearly 3,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists and advocates from throughout the country for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 21st annual National Leadership Forum.

Kid- friendly gum or smokeless tobacco? Tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds quietly announced their intent to pull the Camel Dissolvables line of smokeless tobacco products from current tests markets: Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN and Portland, OR.

Customers received word about the product removal through a letter sent from R.J. Reynolds. At the same time, customers were reminded of the many other smokeless tobacco products available and were invited to use the included coupon to try them at a discounted price. Click here to read more.

FDA Center for Tobacco Products issues a new rule
Washington D.C, March 18, 2010 - On March 18, 2010, the FDA Center for Tobacco Products issued a new rule to protect kids from tobacco addiction and premature death from tobacco use. The new rule becomes effective June 22, 2010 and prohibits the sale, distribution, and marketing of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to youth, including: Sale and Distribution Regulations.

A Message from the Principal

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, February 10, 2010 - The Upper Merion Area's local anti- drug and anti- violence coalition, Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow, conducted its first scholarship essay contest in conjunction with the District Attorney's Office of Montgomery County from mid- November until the end of December 2009. There were over forty essays submitted between the juniors and seniors seeking help for their college application fees and first semester books. Read more...

CAST Seminar - “Minding Your Mind” Public Education Program

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, November 23, 2009 - Ross Szabo is handsome, charismatic and popular. “I was captain of the high school basketball team, invited to all of the parties and had a lot of friends. What people didn’t know is that I cried when I was alone, drank until I passed out and wanted to kill myself.” Read more...

New Community Coalition Strives to Decrease and Prevent Substance Abuse and Violence Among Youth in the Upper Merion Area

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, May 19, 2008 - Thanks to a recent grant, the Upper Merion Area School District has launched a new community coalition that offers prevention and interventionprograms that decrease and prevent substance abuse and violence.



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