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Tobacco Company Ordered to Pay $23.6 Billion in Damages to Smoker’s Widow

By Victoria Kim

The objective of the lawsuit was to stop tobacco companies like R.J. Reynolds from targeting kids with their advertising. MORE  

Despite Overall Decline, U.S. Smokers Still Number 40 Million

By Bryan Le

Smoking has fallen by 50% since a half century ago, but the habit still persists among 20% of our population. MORE  

Study Finds Near-Bulletproof Quit Smoking Method

By Bryan Le

Researchers have found what they believe could be the most effective quit-smoking method yet. MORE  

UK Doctors Push Cigarette Ban For All Born After 2000

By Bryan Le

Advocates of the ban say the UK could be the first country to eradicate cigarettes, but opponents say it will simply create a new black market. MORE  

Teens Reportedly Smoking Coffee to Get High

By Bryan Le

One local news station says that teenage beanheads all over the states are lighting up caffeine sticks for a hallucinogenic rush. MORE  

Nicotine Addiction Discriminates Between Men and Women

By Bryan Le

Women are hit harder and hooked deeper by nicotine, a difference researchers say is often unrecognized. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 31, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Fourth person dies in SXSW crash, naked man on cocaine found riding tricycle, Philly bans e-cigs in public, and drunk hockey referee has fun on the ice. MORE  

Poor People In U.S. Can't Stop Smoking

By Bryan Le

While overall smoking has gone down in the United States, poorer parts of the country are unable to kick the habit. MORE  

New Evidence Casts Doubt on E-Cigs as Quit-Smoking Devices

By Bryan Le

A recent study adds evidence to the "no" side of the debate on whether or not vaping can help people quit smoking. MORE  

Smoking Increases Risk of Breast Cancer in Younger Women

By Bryan Le

Researchers found that women who are long-term heavy smokers were 60 percent more likely to develop a common form of breast cancer. MORE  

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Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.

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Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone.

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

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Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man.

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Andy Roddick's Comeback Stymied By Drug Test

The former No. 1 tennis player in the world is furious over a drug testing requirement that won't allow him to compete in the US Open.

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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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