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Company Wants FDA Blessing to Market ’Safer’ Tobacco Products

A Virginia company plans to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permission to market its smokeless-tobacco products as “modified risk,” the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sept. 23. Star Scientific Inc. aims to be the first company to seek…

National Gordie Day

Sept. 24 marked National Gordie Day, an event founded by the family of a college student who died of an alcohol overdose and focuses on preventing hazing, peer pressure, and excessive drinking.

Bad Lifestyle Habits Can Cut 15 Years from Lifespan

Smoking, overeating, and having high blood pressure and cholesterol can shave up to 15 years off the lifespan of middle-aged men, according to researchers at the U.K.’s Care Quality Commission. The Times of London reported Sept. 18 that the study…

Alcohol and Obesity Predict Depression Among Women, Researchers Say

Women who drink to excess and are overweight are more likely to develop depression, and the three disorders are interrelated in other ways, as well, according to a new study of women ages 24-30. UPI reported Sept. 11 that researcher…

Second Annual Rally for Recovery

Singer Smokey Robinson performed and New York Gov. David Paterson spoke at the second annual Recovery Rally, held this weekend in New York City.

Teens’ Stories Show How Accessible Drugs Are

A new survey finds that 23 percent of teens say they can get marijuana within an hour and that prescription drugs are easier to obtain than beer — findings echoed in stories from young drug users themselves. In an Aug….

Illicit Drug Use Rising Among Those in their 50s

As baby boomers pass the half-century mark, many are celebrating with more than cake and ice cream: use of illicit drugs among 50- to 59-year-olds has nearly doubled during the past five years, according to a report from the Substance…

’Paco’ Emerges as Devastating Drug Problem in Argentina

“Paco,” a cheap mixture of cocaine residue mixed with industrial solvents, kerosene or even rat poison, has become a major drug of abuse in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the New York Times reported July 29. In shantytowns like…

Study: College Students Often Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

America’s college students are exposed to secondhand smoke at an alarming rate, according to a new study from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Researchers asked students at 10 universities in North Carolina about their drinking and smoking habits,…

Covering Addiction in Health Reform Will Save Money, Group Says

Including addiction treatment in national healthcare reform will save the nation billions of dollars in emergency care and other health costs, according to a new white paper from the Open Society Institute’s Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap initiative. The “Unforeseen…

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