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Tobacco signs are more common in less affluent communities — and Latino and African-American populations are particularly affected — the Boston Globe reported August 30.

But all that could change, now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can regulate tobacco companies.

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Mandatory-minimum prison sentences for crack-cocaine would only kick in when defendants possess 28 grams or more of the drug under legislation passed this week by

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In Connecticut, Republican candidates for Congress are slinging accusations of hypocrisy over marijuana use and policy, including the spectacle of a candidate who favors legalization

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Impaired driving by people using legal prescription drugs is hard to detect and prosecute, experts say … Most doctors say they don’t report colleagues they know are impaired by alcohol or other drugs … A U.S. ban on sales of clove cigarettes could be undone by international trade agreements …

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U.S. lawmakers say they banned clove cigarettes because of their health risks and appeal to young smokers, but the World Trade Organization (WTO) is investigating

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Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell has spent months quietly trying to build consensus around a plan to shutter state liquor stores established after Prohibition and return

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Group addiction treatment can actually lead to more drug use by teens if they are casual users placed in sessions with more experienced addicts, Time

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High-school drug testing has some short-term benefits but little effect on long-term drug use, a new study finds … Music can make you high … A lawsuit in New York City has delayed a Massachusetts antismoking campaign … New Jersey hospitals want to be the sole distributors of medical marijuana under a new state law …

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Patients with addiction or mental-health related problems accounted for 12.5 percent of all hospital emergency-room visits by adults in 2007, according to a report from

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Progress in the war on teen smoking has slowed to a crawl, and the government will miss a key target for smoking cessation, a CDC report says … The head of California’s NAACP chapter is under fire for supporting a marijuana legalization ballot initiative … San Francisco has drawn up the first regulations on marijuana-infused foods … Alcoholic energy drinks are being marketed to kids, Sen. Charles Schumer says …

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