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Morning Roundup: June 20, 2013

By Victoria Kim

New Hampshire nears approval of medical marijuana, UK public health minister calls smokers "drug addicts," and suburban NY mom indicted on pot-growing charges. MORE  

$35 Million Awarded to Family of Boston Tobacco Victim

By McCarton Ackerman

The landmark ruling in a wrongful death suit could pave the way for future smoking lawsuits. MORE  

Could Our Cars Run on Tobacco?

By Sarah Beller

Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce biofuels that could power airplanes, cars and trucks. MORE  

Kick Butts Day Targets Big Tobacco

By Ben Feuerherd

Today's "National Kick Butts Day" encourages kids to stand up to the companies that want them to start smoking. MORE  

Big Tobacco Stuffs Cigars With Cat Litter

By McCarton Ackerman

Twelve tobacco firms have allegedly saved $1.1 billion by adding weight to their products. MORE  

Did Big Tobacco Spawn the Tea Party?

By Ben Feuerherd

The "grassroots" movement was the calculated effort of tobacco companies to fight taxes and regulation, a study claims. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 23, 2013

By The Fix staff

European tobacconists protest new smoking regulations, court rejects bid to have marijuana reclassified, and yet another Dallas Cowboy busted for DUI. MORE  

Will Big Tobacco Jump on the Pot Market?

By McCarton Ackerman

Cigarette companies may seek to branch out, thanks to marijuana's changing legal status. MORE  

Tobacco Giants Ordered to Admit Their Past Deceit

By McCarton Ackerman

A US judge mandates humiliating "corrective statements" on cigarette packs and in the media. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 16, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Mexican official claims drug war is working, France says "mais, non!" to legalizing pot, and '80s rocker Rick Springfield struggled with sex addiction. MORE  

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According to a 2013 survey, thirty percent of all booze labels have faulty information about alcohol content.

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Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

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Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

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When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.

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Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.

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The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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