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Morning Roundup: December 20, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Europe toughens cigarette warning labels, fruit flies help scientists study addiction, and Twilight actor Bronson Pelletier busted with meth and cocaine. MORE  

Youth Cig Sales Hit New Low

By Hunter R. Slaton

Last year, just 8.5% of retailers sold tobacco products illegally to kids—that's almost 80% down since 1997. MORE  

"Addictive" Smoking Apps Target Kids

By Chrisanne Grise

Experts say that interactive smoking simulators on phones may be more harmful than advertising. MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 13, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Montana's Supreme Court rules there is no right to medical pot, the Czech Republic bans hard liquor sales after deaths, and Britney Spears avoids alcohol on X Factor. MORE  

Thinking About the Future Helps Smokers Quit

By Valerie Tejeda

Smokers with a "long horizon" are more likely to put down the habit, study finds. MORE  

Teens Still Smoking To Be "Cool"

By May Wilkerson

High schoolers will smoke if their friends do, and all the popular kids are doing it, study finds. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 21, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Tobacco use still soars in poor and middle-income countries, Mexico's drug war deaths may be slowing, and Princeton ranks in top 20 "Party Schools." MORE  

New Nicotine Vaccine Pacs a Punch

By Valerie Tejeda

An exciting new way to defend the body from nicotine addiction uses "Pac-Man-like" antibodies. MORE  

One Third of Students Use Hookahs

By Valerie Tejeda

Although they're seen as harmless fun, water pipes can be more dangerous than cigarettes. MORE  

Drug Prof Slams Pot Lung-Danger Claims

By Bryan Le

In a scathing newspaper letter, prominent expert David Nutt accuses the British Lung Foundation of scaremongering on cannabis and cancer. MORE  

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