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Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic anti-tobacco posters intended to deter young people from buying cigarettes might actually have the opposite effect.

More Teens Vaping as Smoking Declines; Pot Use Holds Steady

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While fewer American teens are lighting up cigarettes, more of them are vaping instead, a new report shows.

Party Tips for Teetotalers

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You love social gatherings, but you're not a social drinker.

Drinking More Wine These Days? Your Glass May Be to Blame

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Wonder why people seem to be drinking more these days? Perhaps it's the size of their wine glass.

Higher Booze Taxes Might Pay Off for Public Health

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Raising one particular tax just might have a public health benefit.

Tried to Quit But Still Smoking? Help's On the Way

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to kicking the smoking habit, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid addiction often starts in the family medicine cabinet, a new study warns.

U.S. Courts, Jails Could Be Key Players in Curbing Opioid Abuse

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just 5 percent of people referred for opioid addiction treatment by the U.S. criminal justice system receive the best treatment, a new study finds.

Health Tip: 11 Harmful Effects of Smoking

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows that smoking is dangerous, increasing the risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease and stroke.

Chronic Pain Common Among Those Who OD on Opioids

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of opioid overdose deaths involve people who suffer from chronic pain, a new analysis reveals.

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