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Budget deficits bedevil nearly every state, yet six states have not raised their beer taxes in 50 years or more, according to Marin Institute’s Neglected & Outdated Beer Taxes Map. Wyoming, in fact, hasn’t raised its beer tax since 1935, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was serving his first term as president.

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A new study led by a researcher at Indiana University suggests that drinking problems in teens is not “just a phase,” but strongly predicts they

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Arizona will soon be collecting sales taxes on medical marijuana, the Associated Press reported Jan. 27. The state became the 15th in the nation to approve

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Hazelden, the Minnesota-based addiction treatment center, has created what may be the first in-patient program in the nation specifically designed for attorneys.

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Misuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem on college campuses, where the drugs are used recreationally as well as to aid in studying, the

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The South Dakota House Commerce Committee rejected a bill that would have lowered the state’s legal drinking age from 21 to 19, the Associated Press

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A Boston jury ruled against a woman who sued her real-estate agent after discovering that a downstairs neighbor was a smoker — a fact she

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Five-year survival rates roughly doubled among patients diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer who quit smoking, HealthDay News reported Jan. 21. British researchers who examined 10

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A study of about 10,000 pain patients receiving opioid drugs found that 51 seriously overdosed during a 45-month period, and six died, WebMD reported Jan. 19.

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More than 60 percent of families in the U.S. said they ate family dinners together at least five nights during the past week, according to

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