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Cigarette smoke can cause the body’s immune system to attack lung tissue, causing damage that can lead to respiratory diseases, according to research from the

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New research suggests that offering cash incentives as part of a program to help cigarette smokers quit significantly increases cessation rates, HealthDay News reported Feb.12.

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Phillip Morris International, Inc.  and smokeless-tobacco maker Swedish Match are teaming up to sell the ’snus’ form of tobacco snuff worldwide, Bloomberg reported Feb. 3.

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Every dollar invested in substance-abuse prevention yields $10 in savings, according to researchers from Iowa State University who recently presented their findings to the United

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The $819-billion economic stimulus plan recently approved by the House of Representatives included tax cuts, aid to states and a myriad of other spending from

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The specter of producing a generation of brain-damaged “crack babies” was a major topic of discussion at the height of the War on Drugs in

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 A new study by media watchdog group Common Sense Media (CSM) concludes that sex, (legal) drugs or alcohol are featured in nearly half of the

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is reversing a longtime ban and will allow hard-liquor firms to place courtside ads during games, part of a trend

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A community improvement coalition in Madison, Wis., is proposing that surveillance cameras be installed in bars in the city as part of a strategy to

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More employers are hiring only nonsmokers, but even some tobacco-control experts say that employment discrimination against smokers is a bad idea, the Los Angeles Times

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