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E-Cigarettes Targeted in Oregon

Law-enforcement officials in Oregon have moved to prevent sales of so-called “e-cigarettes” in the state, KTVZ-TV reported July 30. In a move described as the first of its kind in the U.S., the Oregon Department of Justice went to court …

Canada Considers Special Jail for People with Addictions

In an effort to keep repeat offenders from bouncing around the court system, Calgary, Alberta, is considering setting up a jail solely for people with addictions or mental health issues, the Calgary Herald reported May 14. The jail – the first …

Ohio Smoker Grows His Own Tobacco

Some people brew their own beer or make their own wine; now, an Ohio man is testing the viability of growing his own tobacco in the face of rising cigarette costs. The Akron Beacon Journal reported June 28 that Don …

New York City Expected to Make Tobacco Sellers Post Warnings

The New York City Board of Health has proposed that city tobacco retailers be required to display graphic signs showing the adverse effects of smoking, such as cancer-ravaged mouths and blackened lungs, Oral Cancer News reported June 25. The signs …

U.N. Bars Tobacco Companies from Cigarette Smuggling Meeting

A U.N.-backed meeting on international tobacco smuggling decided to exclude the tobacco industry from participating, the Chicago Tribune reported July 2. The 130 governments at the weeklong meeting barred tobacco companies because of fears they could interfere in the negotiations. …

FDA Issues Suicide Warnings on Chantix, Zyban

Patients taking the stop-smoking drugs Chantix and Zyban/Wellbutrin should be closely monitored for symptoms of serious mental illness that could lead to the risk of suicide, according to a new directive from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The …

Military Should Ban Tobacco Use, Experts Say

The U.S. military should start working toward a complete ban on the use of tobacco products, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine, although the panel convened by the Defense and Veterans’ departments acknowledged that such a ban …

Higher Alcohol Intake Associated with More Hospitalizations

A study of 6,000 men ages 35 to 64 found that the more alcohol the men drank, the more time they spent in the hospital, Forbes reported July 1. The Scottish study, which began in the early 1970s, divided the …

Congressman Says Job Insulated Him from Dealing with Addiction

U.S. Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.), who returned to Washington this week after a stint in the Betty Ford Center, said his drinking never affected his job performance and that being a functioning alcoholic made it harder for him to seek …

College Students of Both Genders Binge Drinking More

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine found that a decline in binge drinking among males 12- to 20-years-old did not extend to females of the same age, and that both male and female college students are bingeing more. …