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NYC Council Measure Raising Cigarette Purchase Age To 21 Including E-Cigs (10.30.13)

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Depending on how a City Council vote today, you might need to be 21 to purchase cigarettes in New York City. The City Council is expected to vote on a measure that would raise the smoking age in the city, where it's getting harder and harder to smoke every day, to 21. And if it passes, it will take aim at the cool kids in high school (yes some things never change, the cool kids in high school still smoke) who are starting their countdowns to lung cancer.

Female alcohol abuse is a ‘global epidemic’ (10.30.13)

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In much of the developed world, alcohol abuse is rising, and in many cases female drinkers have been found to drive that growth.

The richer the country is directly proportional to the fewer abstainers and the smaller is the gap that is between male and female consumption, the New York Post reported.

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Bronx politicians want to further clamp down on underage drinking (10.30.13)

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After a one-week sting operation in which the State Liquor Authority discovered 26 Bronx retailers sold booze to minors, some legislators are calling for even stronger laws to dry up underage drinking sales.

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Maryland governor attended son's underage drinking party (10.25.13)

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Maryland Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler is under fire after he attended a Delaware beach party where teenagers, including his son, were drinking alcohol.

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Baby Boomers Continue Substance Use as They Age (10.24.13)

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Welcome to a feature story presented by The Partnership at Drug-free.org showing a growing number of baby boomers delving into prescription drug use and binge-drinking at an alarming rate.

There’s no question that life these days seems a whole lot more difficult than it did just a few years ago. In fact, Baby Boomers have been resorting to using substances such as alcohol and drugs as a method of coping with some of life’s stressors.

This is your body on smoking (10.24.13)

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We all know that smoking can cause lung cancer - but did you know it can also trigger women to go grey, grow facial hair and reproductive issues in both men and women?

In an attempt to move on from the grisly anti-smoking pictures found on cigarette packets, Finnish doctors have developed an interactive website to highlight the dangers.

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LES SoHo House Already Faces Backlash From Peace-Seeking Residents (10.24.13)

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The latest incarnation of SoHo House, whose impending arrival we've been tracking for almost a year, filed its application for a liquor license and wouldn't you know it, some local residents aren't too thrilled about it. The Times has a dispatch from Ludlow Street, where a community group called L.E.S. Dwellers—in addition to other locals—wants to bar the proposed club from serving alcohol in the already nightlife-dense enclave.

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76 stores busted for selling alcohol to minors (10.22.13)

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a seven-day undercover investigation into underage alcohol sales has resulted in charges to 76 licensed groceries and liquor stores throughout New York City. The investigation by the State Liquor Authority (SLA), part of a coordinated enforcement action to prevent the sale of alcohol to minors statewide, is the largest underage sting operation ever conducted in the agency’s history.

Alcohol consumption increased due to shutdown (10.22.13)

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Washington, D.C., residents suffering the standstill of a shuttered government survived the 16-day ordeal with a healthy dose of alcohol and comfort food, a social media analysis found.

NY parks are ordered to halt outdoor smoking ban (10.22.13)

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A state judge has ordered New York parks officials to stop enforcing their recent ban on outdoor smoking, agreeing with a smokers' rights group that the state exceeded its authority.

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