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Smokers Now Number Almost One Billion Worldwide

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the increase in the number of tobacco users across the globe, the actual percentage of smokers has gone down. MORE  

Dude, Where's My Smokes?

By Michael Dhar

Nicotine and the teenage brain: New York City targets smoking's favorite victims MORE  

Can Recovering Addicts Quit Smoking at the Same Time?

By Allison McCabe

Contrary to popular belief, addicts in recovery can try to quit smoking without affecting their attempt to get sober and some might even see an improvement in treatment outcomes. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 22, 2013

By The Fix staff

Female alcoholics relapse for different reasons, smoking and drinking linked in lab rats, and Tennessee man allegedly stole human ashes believing they were cocaine. MORE  

China's Smoking Cessation Clinics Are a Flop

By Victoria Kim

Smoking cessation programs fail to take off in the nation where 300 million people smoke. MORE  

Where to Draw the Line on Mind-Altering Substances?

By Sue Smith

Mouthwash and Sudafed, non-alcoholic beer and caffeine. What's cool for recovering addicts and alcoholics to eat, drink and take—and what's not? MORE  

FDA Loosens Restrictions on Smoking-Cessation Aids

By Valerie Tejeda

Nicotine gum, lozenges and patches are now deemed safe for longer periods of time. MORE  

Are E-Cigarettes the Solution?

By Ben Feuerherd

E-cigarette makers say the technology saves lives, but the FDA is still on the fence. MORE  

Nicotine Addicts Struggle to Sleep

By Valerie Tejeda

The latest research suggests that lighting up keeps you up—and insomnia is linked to yet more health problems. MORE  

New Nicotine Vaccine Pacs a Punch

By Valerie Tejeda

An exciting new way to defend the body from nicotine addiction uses "Pac-Man-like" antibodies. MORE  

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