Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt on Tuesday lauded President Donald Trump for reviving a version of Nancy Reagan’s so-called war on drugs, which included a “Just Say No” campaign that has been panned by experts.
“He wants an ad campaign,” Earhardt explained. “You remember back in the ’80s and the ’90s, Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just Say No’, ‘This is your brain on drugs.’ It really actually did impact.”
“Despite this fanfare, data indicate that the program does little or nothing to combat substance use in youth,” Scientific Americanpointed out in 2014. “A meta-analysis (mathematical review) in 2009 of 20 controlled studies by statisticians Wei Pan, then at the University of Cincinnati, and Haiyan Bai of the University of Central Florida revealed that teens enrolled in the program were just as likely to use drugs as were those who received no intervention.”