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Can’t Quit Smoking? Try Lasers!

By Kirwan Gray

Low-level laser therapy, big in Europe, is getting bigger in the U.S. MORE  

Iceland Considers Ending the Sale of Cigarettes

By Walter Armstrong and Dirk Hanson

Prescription smokes possible in this isolated euro country. MORE  

Chantix Link to Heart Problems Confirmed

By Dirk Hanson

Major new study puts future of popular anti-craving drug in doubt. MORE  

Philip Morris Sues Australia Over Cigarette Packaging

By Kirk Maltais

Aussies accused of confiscating cigarette maker’s “intellectual property.” MORE  

Smoking Bans Don’t Decrease Smoking, Study Finds

By Dirk Hanson

Anti-smoking ordinances protect people from secondhand smoke, but they don’t help smokers quit. MORE  

What Makes Smokers So Skinny?

By Dirk Hanson

Animal studies give researchers new clues about why smokers gain weight when they quit. MORE  

The End of Outdoor Smoking?

By Dirk Hanson

"Bans on smoking in parks and beaches raise questions about the acceptable limits for government,” says the New England Journal of Medicine. MORE  

Are Menthol Cigarettes More Dangerous to Your Health? Uh, Maybe...

By Dirk Hanson

Are menthols more addictive and hazardous to your health than regular cigarettes? The FDA certainly thinks so. But a respected new study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute strongly disagrees. MORE  

China Orders Nationwide No-Smoking Program. Doctors Dissent.

By Dirk Hanson

Desperate to cut down on the country's sky-high smoking rates, China has called for a ban on smoking in hospitals and medical offices. Unfortunately, the nation's chain-smoking doctors don't agree. Will a nationwide no-smoking program make the difference?  MORE  

State Subsidies for Smokers?

By Dirk Hanson

In 2006, Massachusetts began paying for stop-smoking treatments--and admissions for heart attacks fell by a staggering 46%. Now Ontario wants to do the same thing. MORE  

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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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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

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