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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  

Americans Think Marijuana Less Harmful Than Tobacco and Alcohol, Poll Says

By Shawn Dwyer

Attitudes toward marijuana have loosened considerably in the last few years alone. MORE  

Tripling Tobacco Tax Could Save 200 Million Lives Worldwide

By Shawn Dwyer

Smoking globally could be cut by a third and prevent deaths from lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. MORE  

Substance Abuse ‘Significantly Higher’ Among Mentally Ill

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers have found that those with severe psychological illnesses are far more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. MORE  

Want to Work for Booze? Move to Amsterdam

By Shawn Dwyer

A rather unusual government program tries to keep drunks off the streets by having them pick up trash in exchange for beer. MORE  

Research Shows Family Dinners Have ‘Insignificant Effect’ on Teen Drug Use

By Allison McCabe

Skepticism over the commonly held belief that family dinners curb substance abuse among teens has led researchers to discover the opposite. MORE  

Southeast Asia's Biggest Little Drug Problem

By McCarton Ackerman

Having long been ingrained in Asian culture, some countries are now starting to convince addicts of the dangers of betel nuts. MORE  

Teens Switch from Cigarettes to Hookahs

By Shawn Dwyer

Overall tobacco use is down, but teens are increasingly ingesting nicotine through alternative means. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 11, 2013

By Victoria Kim

European lawmakers ban menthol cigarettes, bath salts more addictive than meth, and pregnant actress Evan Rachel Wood craves marijuana. MORE  

Snapping Turtle Smokes 10 Cigarettes a Day

By Bryan Le

A Chinese chef says he regrets getting his pet hooked on such an expensive habit. MORE  

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