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CDC Launches New Series of Anti-Smoking Ads

By Paul Gaita

The new series will feature print and media ads from former smokers. 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  

Global Drug Survey Shows Alcohol Is Most Commonly Used Drug In The World

By McCarton Ackerman

Far outpacing tobacco and marijuana, alcohol remains humanity's drug of choice. MORE  

Smoking While Pregnant May Make Daughter Dependent on Nicotine

By Shawn Dwyer

Though researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but mom’s smoking during pregnancy raises the risk of her daughter becoming hooked on nicotine later in life. MORE  

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  

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