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WHO Official Calls Doping in Sports a Public Health Issue

A top official of the World Health Organization called doping in sports a public health issue. Speaking at an international anti-doping conference, Dr. Timothy Armstrong said the use of performance-enhancing drugs is not just a sporting problem. …

NBA Players Union Urges Members to Agree to More Drug Testing

The National Basketball Association players union has recommended that its members agree to additional drug testing, including offseason screening for performance-enhancing drugs. …

Study: Less Smoking, Fewer Cancer Deaths in Europe

Fewer people are dying of cancer in Europe, but lung-cancer deaths among women are increasing in countries such as Hungary and Scotland where more women are smoking, Reuters reported Nov. 30. The number of deaths from lung and other tobacco-related …

U.S. Changes Drug Policy in Afghanistan

Richard C.  Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, recently told reporters at a meeting of G8 foreign ministers that the U.S. would be fundamentally changing its drug policy in Afghanistan, the New York Times reported June …

Nevada Gov. Proposes Sale of Tobacco Settlement Fund

Nevada’s estimated $340 million in future payments under the nationwide tobacco settlement would be sold off for less upfront cash under a budget plan proposed by the state’s governor, the Las Vegas Sun reported May 7. Gov. Jim Gibbons, who wants …

Colorado City Follows State’s Lead, Cuts Marijuana Possession Fine

City Council members in Federal Heights, Colo. have decided to lower the municipal fine for marijuana possession from $1,000 to $500 for possession of one ounce or less of the drug, the Denver Post reported Jan. 12. Jail sentences for …