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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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Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

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Insurance Companies Will Only Pay for Expensive Hep C Drugs If Patients Are Really Sick

Insurance companies don't seem to care about stopping hepatitis C in the early stages and preventing patients from developing permanent liver damage.

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Mexican Mayor Responsible for Disappearance of Students Had Ties to Drug Cartel

Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria have been fugitives since late September.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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