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.
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
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
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 …
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
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
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
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 …
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
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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