Opiate addiction-treatment admissions have risen from 16 percent to 20 percent of all admissions in the last decade, and marijuana admissions have also ticked upwards
Researchers who surveyed residents of Montreal, Canada, found that 23 percent reported smoking from a hookah, or waterpipe, within the past year, Reuters reported May
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited smoking at all state parks and beaches, saying the measure represented unwarranted government
Drinking is a high-risk activity for people with diabetes, but a new study finds that moderate alcohol use could help protect some against getting the
The latest research will do nothing to diminish the Irish reputation for heavy drinking: a survey from the European Commission (PDF) finds that Ireland has
A bill requiring group health insurance policies to cover addictions and mental disorders on par with other illnesses has been signed into law by Wisconsin Gov.
U.S. officials had hoped that charging Mexican drug traffickers under tough U.S. drug laws would have a deterrent effect, but so far the cartels don’t
Giving to charities by foundations saw its single biggest year-over-year decline in 2009, plunging a record 8.4 percent, the Foundation Center reported April 16. Giving
A group of public health researchers is urging health authorities to examine whether certain new smokeless tobacco products should be regulated further in order to
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