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Morning Roundup: June 10, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Calls to decriminalize drugs dominate HIV conference, marijuana vending machines may become industry norm, and Erin Brockovich is arrested on suspicion of drunk boating. MORE  

Smokers Cost Employers $6,000 More Per Year

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers added up health care costs in addition to lost productivity due to "smoke breaks." 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  

Kids Seeing Less Tobacco, More Booze in Movies

By McCarton Ackerman

Movies now feature far more drinking than smoking compared to 15 years ago, a study finds. MORE  

Big Tobacco Wants YOU to Keep Smoking

By Victoria Kim

As Americans cut back, tobacco companies fight to keep customers with more giveaways. MORE  

Does "Buttlegging" Fund Terrorism?

By McCarton Ackerman

The NYPD busts a giant cigarette trafficking ring with alleged ties to terrorism. MORE  

Could Our Cars Run on Tobacco?

By Sarah Beller

Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce biofuels that could power airplanes, cars and trucks. MORE  

Does Smoking Make You Dumber?

By Valerie Tejeda

Long-term smokers performed "significantly worse" on cognitive tests, in a new study. MORE  

Prison's Booming Tobacco Market

By Seth Ferranti

A prisoner explains how inmates can make a killing selling tobacco for up to 120X its worth. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 18, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Most teen-drinking deaths are not driving-related, magnets remove cigarette cravings, and Lindsay Lohan shoots mock ad for whisky-infused gum. MORE  

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