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NY Could Raise Smoking Age to 21

By Sarah Beller

Mayor Bloomberg's crusade against smoking leads to a proposal to raise the legal purchasing age. MORE  

It's Worth Gaining Pounds to Quit Smoking

By Valerie Tejeda

Although weight gain after quitting increases risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, it's still much healthier in the long run. MORE  

It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

By Valerie Tejeda

Quitting in your 50s may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by more than 40%. MORE  

Scary Cigarette Packs Keep Ex-Smokers Ex

By Fionna Agomuoh

Not only current smokers are affected by the warnings, a study finds. MORE  

8-Year-Old Chain Smoker Sent to Rehab

By Valerie Tejeda

The Indonesian tot acts "like he's possessed by evil spirits" when he can't smoke. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 22, 2012

By Bryan Le

Recovering addicts are happier than everyone else, Bobbi Kristina was drunk at Whitney Houston's burial, and parents should fear huffing, meds and energy drinks. MORE  

Simon Cowell Gets Treatment to Quit Smoking

By Adam K. Raymond

He's enrolled at a London treatment center to kick a 15-a-day habit that began in his childhood. MORE  

Why Quitting Saddens Smokers

By Jeff Forester

Scientists confirm what ex-smokers already knew—quitting causes short-term misery. MORE  

Celebrex May Reduce Lung Cancer Threat in Ex-Smokers

By Dirk Hanson

Controversial arthritis drug cuts down on a crucial protein needed for tumor growth. MORE  

Cash-Strapped States May be Forced To Pay Billions to Big Tobacco

By Dirk Hanson

A lawsuit may allow tobacco giants like Philip Morris and Lorillard to claw back $2 billion they were forced to pay out after a landmark 1998 Agreement. MORE  

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15 Australians Die From Alcohol Every Day, Report Says

A stunning increase in the numbers of Aussies injured by alcohol has prompted calls for tough warning labels.

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Riker's Island Officers Arraigned for Smuggling Drugs Into Prison

An undercover sting operation in June busted two officers and one former officer smuggling prescription pills into Rikers Island prison.

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Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead of Apparent Overdose

Jessica Barrymore was parked on the street in her car surrounded by drugs, according to police.

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Zac Efron Talks Addiction With...Bear Grylls?

The Neighbors actor spoke with the reality TV survivalist about addiction while eating worms in the Caskill mountains.

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Nationwide Clearinghouse Proposed To Monitor Drug And Alcohol Offenses Of Truckers

Will a nationwide monitoring system to track the drug and alcohol use of truck drivers cause more issues than it proposes to fix?

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Rehabilitation Directories

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

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.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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