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Maryland Bans Extreme-Strength Alcohol

With support from public health advocates, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed legislation this week banning the retail sale of 190-proof alcohol. The ban on extreme-strength alcohol, also known as grain alcohol, was a top priority of the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems, a group of ten colleges across the state working together to reduce problems associated with excessive alcohol consumption. The MD Collaborative is co-led by Dr. Amelia Arria, associate professor of behavioral and community health and director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development in the University of Maryland School of Public Health and Dr. David Jernigan, director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.