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Since the first surgeon general's report on smoking in 1964, smoking among U.S. adults has decreased from 40% to 20.6%. However, smoking remains high in some groups.

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Mexican army seizes 15 tons of methamphetamineupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 20:46:00

The Mexican army has seized more than 15 tons of methamphetamine from a clandestine laboratory in a remote area of the state of Jalisco, west of the capital, the country's Secretary of National Defense said Thursday.

DEA event encourages safe disposal of old prescription drugsupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 16:56:00

The Drug Enforcement Administration urged Americans on Saturday to turn in their old and unused prescription drugs as part of an effort by the agency to stop a rise in prescription drug abuse.

Nicotine vaccine effective in early testsupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 15:16:00

A vaccine that could help people stop smoking is showing promise in early clinical trials, researchers announced this week at a national meeting of addiction specialists.

Wearing patch 6 months may help smokers quitupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 10:43:00

If you're trying to quit smoking, wearing a nicotine patch for up to six months -- far longer than is generally recommended -- may increase your chances of staying smoke-free, a new study has found.

Trial drug may help smokers kick buttsupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 14:23:00

When Katherine Frazier was a teenager in Silver Spring, Maryland, back in the '60s, smoking was the "in" thing to do. She thought it was glamorous. She thought it was cool. Her friends smoked, her parents smoked, and at the time, no one knew that smoking tobacco could kill you.

Vaccine trial under wayupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 14:23:00

Reggie Aqui reports on a new vaccine that could help people quit smoking for good.

Fortune: How marijuana became legalupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 15:30:00

When Irvin Rosenfeld, 56, picks me up at the Fort Lauderdale airport, his SUV reeks of marijuana. The vice president for sales at a local brokerage firm, Rosenfeld has been smoking 10 to 12 marijuana cigarettes a day for 38 years, he says.

Commentary: Danger in your pill bottleupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 07:32:00

Prescribed opioids -- pain medication -- have become the fastest-growing addiction problem in the United States. They are second to marijuana as the most commonly used illicit substances.

The government's grow houseupdated: Mon May 18 2009 16:11:00

Jeanne Merserve takes a look at the only legal marijuana grow house in the U.S.

Government runs nation's only legal pot gardenupdated: Mon May 18 2009 16:11:00

Here, in what could be called the Fort Knox of dope, Mahmoud ElSohly waits patiently as an assistant unlocks the stainless steel door to a climate-controlled vault.

Oprah's trainer: How not to gain it all backupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 21:02:00

Oprah's struggle with her weight has become almost mythic--it's not just that she's been so open and honest about it, but that millions of people share her story. A Genetic Clue to Quitting Smokingupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 18:00:00

A blood test may one day be able to predict how a smoker will respond to two popular methods of kicking the habit

Teens, pot a dangerous mixupdated: Fri May 09 2008 19:08:00

A new report shows teens who use marijuana are at a higher risk for depression and mental illness.

Report: Depressed teens, marijuana a dangerous mixupdated: Fri May 09 2008 19:08:00

Teenagers who use marijuana put themselves at higher risks for serious mental health problems, including worsening depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and suicide, according to a new White House report.

Officials: Ecstasy is back, and it's laced with methupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 13:17:00

Nick, 16, says ecstasy is rampant in his high school, with kids often mixing the drug with meth and other substances.

Ecstasy's pipeline into U.S.updated: Wed Feb 20 2008 13:17:00

CNN's Kelli Arena reports on meth-laced ecstasy coming into the U.S. via Canada. A Drug to End Drug Addictionupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 15:00:00

An experimental vaccine may help cocaine addicts break the cycle of dependency. Other addiction vaccines could follow Becoming a Statisticupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 18:00:00

As police and lawmakers continue the fight against substance abuse, researchers are working on new ways to gauge America's addictions

Dobbs: The war within, killing ourselvesupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 18:09:00

We're fighting a war that is inflicting even greater casualties than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, incredibly, costing even more money. We're losing the War on Drugs, and we've been in retreat for three decades.

Study: Teens getting high on legal drugsupdated: Thu Dec 21 2006 09:01:00

Slightly fewer adolescents abused illegal drugs and alcohol in 2006, but fairly high numbers of them continued to abuse prescription narcotics, according to a new study.

Study: White kids most likely to abuse inhalantsupdated: Thu Mar 16 2006 09:34:00

Kids who try to get high by sniffing glue, lighter fluid and other chemicals are more likely to be white and come from families that make more than double the poverty level, according to a federal study.

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