Scared teen girl

Scare Tactics: Does Fear Influence Your Opinion About Drug Abuse?

February 28, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

For decades, organizations have used scare tactics to discourage teens from abusing drugs. Read More »

Commercial on television

Super Bowl Commercials: Which Do You Remember?

February 24, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Each year, the TV commercials during the Super Bowl are particularly memorable. They ought to be! Did you know that 30 seconds of ad time during the 2012 Super Bowl cost approximately $3.5 million? Read More »

Prescription drugs on television

Prescription Drugs on TV

October 18, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You’ve probably seen television commercials advertising prescription drugs for any number of things—from fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-al-ja) to depression. Read More »

Girl refusing a cigarette from another girl

Smoking Stinks!

October 12, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You probably know that smoking is NOT cool—and that it’s really dangerous, too. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and kills nearly a half a million people each year. Read More »

Football gear

Truth in Advertising? Super Bowl Alcohol Commercials

February 16, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Everyone knows that many of the fans of football’s biggest game are there for the commercials. Companies selling all types of goods—from cars to snack foods to insurance—pay top dollar (more than $2 million for 30 seconds in 2011) to spread the word about their products. Read More »