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British School Lets Children Smoke Cigarettes During Recess (3.11.14)

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Politicians and parents have criticized Honeyhill pupil referral unit in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, for the practice, while the school's principal says it is the only way to stop 'problem children' from skipping school.

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To Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse, Involve the School and Family (3.6.14)

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The illegal use of prescription drugs is on the rise, but efforts to stop prescription drug abuse through legislation and policing have proven ineffective. New research may offer some keys to solving this problem.

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Study: Legal Marijuana Encourages Teens To Smoke (3.6.14)

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10 percent of high school students who would otherwise be a low risk for habitual pot smoking say they would use marijuana if it was legal, says a new study.

The researchers define low risk as kids who don’t smoke cigarettes, have strong religious beliefs and have non-marijuana smoking friends.

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Obscure NYS Liquor Law May Lead To Crackdown On Unlimited Drink Specials (3.6.14)

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Confusion set in Wednesday after word of a little-known New York state liquor law surfaced. Unlimited drink offers are ever popular, but in the city and throughout the state the word is spreading that they are actually illegal.

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Bar to Appoint 'Hall Monitor' for Rowdy Patrons (3.3.14)

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A Carroll Gardens bar has been forced to appoint a "hall monitor" to maintain order among rowdy patrons in its backyard.

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Village residents fight reopening of historic speakeasy Chumley’s (3.3.14)

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Residents of Bedford St. in the West Village have gone to court to block the reopening of the historic pub and former speakeasy that was once a favorite spot for famous writers, artists and activists. They want to overturn the Liquor Authority's decision to give a new license to the pub, which closed in 2007 when the face of the building collapsed.

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New York Retailers Help Prevent Youth Access to Tobacco (2.26.14)

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The New York Association of Convenience Stores is commending neighborhood retail stores for a record-high level of preventing underage tobacco sales.

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Hidden cameras reveal adults buying alcohol for teens (2.26.14)

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Spring break is coming up, and that means underage kids looking to score alcohol.

Underage drinking can turn tragic. Each year, 4,700 people under the age of 21 die from causes related to drinking, from alcohol poisoning to drunk driving accidents. And authorities say it's often an adult supplying the booze.

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Anti-tobacco youth group targets Hollywood (2.26.14)

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What do Leonardo Dicaprio, Woody Allen, and Johnny Depp all have in common? The Hollywood icons have been named "Shame" award recipients by Reality Check, a statewide anti-tobacco youth group.

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Many accidents are caused by underage drinkers (2.14.14)

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Despite strict laws against drunk driving in every state, driving while intoxicated remains a problem in the U.S., killing almost 30 people every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2012 in New York, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 344 people killed in alcohol-related crashes that involved drivers with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent, the legal limit.

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