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Americans who live in public housing are exposed to secondhand smoke from their neighbors, according to researchers who demonstrated how smoke from one apartment unit

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Golden age vs. the Age of Aquarius: Baby Boomers are increasingly showing up in addiction treatment programs … Costco is funding a campaign to rewrite the liquor-control laws in the state of WashingtonNew FDA rules going into effect this week ban “light” and “mild” branding, impose new warning-label requirements … Wink, wink, nudge, nudge: Philip Morris tells customers that Marlboro Gold is the same as Marlboro Lights; FDA not amused

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Success at inhibiting the flow of drugs from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas, and other U.S. border towns may be fueling turf wars

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Hollywood’s current poster child for untreated addiction, actress Lindsay Lohan, has been ordered by a Los Angeles judge to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, attend alcohol education classes, and submit to random weekly drug tests.

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In general, alcohol and other drug use is lower among Asians than most other ethnic groups in the U.S. But there are some strong differences

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The Obama administration’s 2011 budget calls for flat funding of the $1.79-billion Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant, but advocates are appealing to Congress to boost funding for the formula grant to states by $210 million.

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’Hey, Friend — have you tried the new vodka in the skull bottle?’: New report says the alcohol industry is engaged in ’stealth’ marketing to youth on social-networking sites online … Oh, about that vodka: Yes, there really is a brand of vodka being sold in a bottle shaped like a crystal skull. It just got banned in Ontario …

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The latest research from NIAAA has implications for alcoholism treatment: scientists said that our genes play a big role not only in how we respond to drinking but how well alcoholics react to treatment medications like naltrexone … In France, officials for the first time are confronting a problem long familiar to preventionists in the U.S. and U.K. — youth binge drinking

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected a request by Philip Morris USA to remove four members of the agency’s tobacco advisory panel,

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Florida juries are willing to buy the tobacco industry’s argument that smokers are partly to blame for their illness, but nonetheless are awarding large judgments

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