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NIDA Notes Articles: Administration and Policy

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Women Benefit From Policies To Prevent Teens From Buying Tobacco

November 2013
Women who reached their majority in states with policies that restricted teens’ access to tobacco products were less likely to smoke from ages 18-34 than women in states without those policies. The research did not demonstrate that the policies had a comparable impact on men’s smoking.

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California Reaped Large Savings by Diverting Drug-Using Offenders Into Treatment

February 2014
California’s Proposition 36, which allows qualified drug offenders to enter substance use treatment rather than go to jail or prison, saved the state close to $100 million in its first year.

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