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Morning Roundup: March 26, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Brandi Granville admits heavy alcohol and prescription drug use, Los Angeles bans public vaping, CO governor installs beer tap, and babies get free admission to 'Nymphomaniac'. MORE  

Los Angeles Seeks to Ban Electronic Cigarettes

By Bryan Le

Lawmakers fear that normalizing the act of smoking, even if it's just vaping, could undo decades of anti-smoking efforts. MORE  

New Jersey Could Ban Smoking at Public Parks and Beaches

By Bryan Le

State lawmakers are attempting to extend public smoking bans from just indoor spaces to public outdoor spaces as well. MORE  

CVS to Become First Drugstore Chain to Stop Selling Cigarettes

By Bryan Le

The ubiquitous chain hopes to set an example as a health care provider, even though it stands to lose close to $2 billion in annual revenue. MORE  

Utah on Track to Raising Smoking Age to 21

By Bryan Le

Already with the highest smoking age, Utah lawmakers aim to make it harder for teens to buy tobacco. MORE  

Korean Internet Cafes Fight Smoking Ban

By Bryan Le

To evade the ban, net cafes are rebranding themselves as "smoking rooms" with "free" PC use. MORE  

France Bids Adieu to Public E-Cigarette Smoking

By May Wilkerson

E-cigs "encourage mimicking" and will now be regulated as strictly as regular cigarettes. 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  

Morning Roundup: May 8, 2013

By The Fix staff

Toy company owner charged with drug money laundering, binge eating disorder is made official, and Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans speaks about her heroin addiction. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 30, 2013

By Bryan Le

Booze could help prevent arthritis, Amy Winehouse documentary promises unseen look into her life, and Sen. McConnell responds to Obama jab by drinking with an empty chair. MORE  

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