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Hackademy Awards Name Smokiest and Smokeless Movies of the Year

There were no glittering stars getting out of limousines, but there was a red carpet, and there were still winners and losers at the 16th annual Hackademy Awards, spotlighting 2010’s smokiest – and smoke-free – movies.

Beer Is Alcohol, Russia Finally Says

The Russian parliament has moved to legally classify beer as alcohol for the first time. It is currently classified as food.

U.S. Allowed Smuggled Guns into Mexico in Secret Drug War Tactic

Mexico has made an official request for more information about a secret U.S. government operation to allow smugglers to take nearly 1,800 guns into Mexico in an effort to track them to drug cartels.

Menthols Not Worse, But Could Be More Addictive: FDA Tobacco Panel Draft

A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded in a draft report that menthol cigarettes are not worse for smokers' health than regular cigarettes — but they may be more addictive.

U.N. Says Designer Drugs a Global Threat

When it comes to controlling the harmful effects of drugs, governments worldwide have a long “to-do” list, according to a watchdog group at the United Nations. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has issued its annual report with a number…

More States Favoring Treatment Over Lock-up for Drug Offenses

For several decades, states have taken a “”nail ’em-and-jail ’em”" approach to drug offenders — but several states are now rolling back their punitive drug laws and investing in treatment.

Menthols Not Worse, But Could Be More Addictive: FDA Tobacco Panel Draft

A panel advising the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that menthol cigarettes are not worse for smokers’ health than regular cigarettes — but they may be more addictive, Bloomberg reported Feb. 28. To reach its conclusions — which…

U.N. Says Designer Drugs a Global Threat

When it comes to controlling the harmful effects of drugs, governments worldwide have a long 'to-do' list, according to a watchdog group at the United Nations.

DEA Ban on ’Synthetic Marijuana’ Takes Effect

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has temporarily banned five chemicals whose effects mimic marijuana, following through on an announcement it made last November, NPR reported March 1. NPR said over 3,000 calls were made to poison control centers “since last…

Study: Prevalence of Behavioral Health Issues Varies Widely in Juvenile Justice

How many youth in the juvenile justice system have mental health or alcohol and drug disorders? New research on nearly 10,000 youth in 18 states and over 50 jurisdictions suggests that the answer can vary a lot, depending on what part of the juvenile justice system you’re talking about.

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