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The Russian parliament has moved to legally classify beer as alcohol for the first time, the Telegraph reported Feb. 23. It is currently classified as

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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.

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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

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In a lawsuit brought by groups fighting underage drinking, a Nebraska judge has ruled that “alcopops” should be taxed like distilled spirits, not like beer,

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A new study suggests marijuana may accelerate the onset of psychotic disorders in some young users, Reuters reported Feb. 7. Matthew Large and colleagues at

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Although national spending on mental health and substance abuse grew between 1986-2005, it accounts for a shrinking part of the part of the pie, according

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A nationwide survey of state anti-tobacco efforts conducted by the American Lung Association (ALA) gave failing grades to 40 states and the District of Columbia,

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A small Virginia company, Star Scientific, Inc., is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market one of its smokeless tobacco products

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New government data shows that Maine consistently outstripped other states over the past decade when measured by the number of residents seeking treatment for prescription

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Monitoring the Future survey shows mixed resultsDaily use of marijuana has increased among eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade youth, while alcohol use — at its lowest level since the survey began — and binge drinking have continued long-term declines, according to 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) results released today.

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