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A study led by a researcher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia found a strong correlation between an increase in private liquor stores

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The December arrest and prosecution of five students at Columbia University for drug-dealing will put recent changes to the state’s tough drug laws to the

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A bill introduced in North Dakota would ban alcohol use and possession at college sports events where minors are present, the Associated Press reported Jan.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first warning letters to retailers for selling tobacco to minors, Reuters reported Jan. 7. The FDA was

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New research corroborates that teens exposed to tobacco ads are more likely to smoke, and are not simply more susceptible to advertising, Reuters Health reported

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Maryland may raise alcohol taxes for the first time since 1972 by a dime a drink, Delmarvanow.com reported Jan. 14. Maryland last raised its tax

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To prevent overdoses, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued strict new limits on a common ingredient in prescription painkillers, The New York Times

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A small Virginia company, Star Scientific, Inc., is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market one of its smokeless tobacco products

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The Afflicted and Affected, an internet show focused on addiction, is shutting down after three years, according to an announcement released Jan. 4.

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Ballot measure resultsElection night is over, and most of the results are in: it’s a mixed bag for the alcohol and other drug initiatives on state ballots. California’s efforts to legalize marijuana — a.k.a. Proposition 19 — fell short with 56 percent of voters rejecting the measure. Initiatives related to medical marijuana in South Dakota and Oregon also failed, while Arizona narrowly approved a medical-marijuana measure.

Massachusetts voted to repealed a 6.25 percent alcohol tax, and Washington chose to block at least one measure seeking to privatize liquor distribution. Meanwhile, California approved Prop. 26, possibly negating efforts to require the alcohol industry, among others, to pay for the harm caused by their products.

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