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Hip-Hop Loaded With Pot, Cigarette References

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hip-hop music videos are rife with use of marijuana, e-cigarettes and traditional smokes, perhaps enticing young viewers to light up, researchers say.

Sleepy Teens More Prone to Drug Use, Suicide Attempts

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn.

Moms Who Smoked as Teens More Likely to Deliver Smaller Babies

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's risk of having a baby with a low birth weight is higher if she starts smoking in her teens, a new study suggests.

On Top of Other Challenges, Homeless Have Higher Heart Disease Risk

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease remains a major killer of the homeless, a new review confirms.

Little 'Quit-Smoking' Help at U.S. Mental Health Centers

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many mental health and addiction treatment centers in the United States don't help patients quit smoking, a new government study finds.

As Younger Men's Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men under 50 who smoke cigarettes are increasing their risk for a stroke, researchers warn.

Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs

TUESDAY, April, 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The youngest victims of America's addiction crisis are not the teenagers tempted by tobacco, pot and pills.

FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it's considering regulating flavors in tobacco products more closely.

Teens Often Think E-Cigs, Hookah Pipes Harmless: CDC

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use tobacco products other than cigarettes often see their habit as harmless, a new U.S. government survey finds.

FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it plans to cut the amount of addictive nicotine in the nation's cigarettes.