New research suggests that smoking is less prevalent in communities of color, and, among those who smoke, racial and ethnic “minorities” are more likely to
As part of an ongoing lawsuit, the U.S. Department of Justice wants tobacco companies to issue public statements written by the department about the dangers
A recent review of mortality data from 30 European countries found smoking to be the prime reason women are outliving men, the Los Angeles Times reported
Lawmakers in New York have proposed a statewide ban on electronic cigarettes, the Associated Press reported Jan. 25. The bill was introduced by a former
New York, NY – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) — the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th
Time Warner’s HBO network is advertising a new TV show about Prohibition in liquor stores, raising awkward questions about whether it is in effect marketing alcohol to minors.
Certain brands of alcoholic energy drinks are marketed with the intent of appealing to underage drinkers, charged Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) in calling for an
Treatment programs need to meet the unique needs of methamphetamine users, researchers say … Pennsylvania is experimenting with high-tech alcohol vending machines … California’s NAACP chapter has endorsed a marijuana-legalization ballot initiative … Youthful marijuana use may or may not cause depression, but there seems to be an association between the two, a new study finds …
South Carolina’s recent decision to raise its tax on tobacco products leaves Missouri with the nation’s lowest tax on cigarettes — a situation unlikely to
In another step in their drive for legitimacy, medical-marijuana workers in Oakland, Calif., have joined a local chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. “Medical cannabis industry workers” at a half-dozen sites — including the prominent Oaksterdam University — have voted to join the Retail, Statewide Agriculture, Food Processing and Community Patient Care Union, UFCW Local 5.
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