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Plain Cigarette Packs Drastically Cut Smoking Rates

By Bryan Le

Plain packaging reduced smoking in Australia and may soon do the same in the UK. MORE  

Advocacy Groups Accuse Marlboro of Targeting Teens

By Bryan Le

A new report by Corporate Accountability International accuses Phillip Morris of purposely targeting teenagers in countries that do not have advertising restrictions. MORE  

Clean But Not So Serene

By Scarlett Fever

I traded the cop spot for Cheeze Doodles and loosies—until my choices became bleach, Drano or the roof.  MORE  

Man Dons Wire Mask to Quit Smoking

By Bryan Le

A Turkish smoker would rather imprison his head than remain imprisoned by his habit. MORE  

Pete Doherty to Sell Amy Winehouse's Cigarette Butts

By Bryan Le

The British rocker auctions off "fag butts" discarded by his exes Winehouse and Kate Moss. MORE  

The $75-an-Hour Sponsor

By Lou Stein

When I was newly sober, a shrink gave me his business card at a meeting. And taught me how not to work the AA program. MORE  

Our People in Havana

By James Giuliani

Alcoholics Anonymous in Cuba is the same as everywhere else. Only with more technicolor, enthusiasm and love than I've found anywhere else. MORE  

Pop Star Psy Smokes on the Sly

By McCarton Ackerman

The "Gangnam Style" rapper takes extreme measures to keep his habit on the down low. MORE  

"Social Farting" Ad Takes Aim at Social Smokers

By Bryan Le

Doing something "socially" doesn't make it acceptable, says a new Canadian anti-smoking ad. MORE  

Mom Drank Too Much

By Samantha Dunn

I always knew alcoholism would kill my mother. But that hasn't stopped me from trying to understand why.  MORE  

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