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Prescription Drugs on TV

Sara Bellum
October 18, 2011

You’ve probably seen television commercials advertising prescription drugs for any number of things—from fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-al-ja) to depression. Read More »

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Smoking Stinks!

Sara Bellum
October 12, 2011

You probably know that smoking is NOT cool—and that it’s really dangerous, too. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and kills nearly a half a million people each year. Read More »

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Truth in Advertising? Super Bowl Alcohol Commercials

Sara Bellum
February 16, 2011

Everyone knows that many of the fans of football’s biggest game are there for the commercials. Companies selling all types of goods—from cars to snack foods to insurance—pay top dollar (more than $2 million for 30 seconds in 2011) to spread the word about their products. Read More »

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New Rules for Cigarette Companies

Sara Bellum
August 31, 2010

As the 1-year anniversary of the signing of the Tobacco Control Act approaches, new rules that let the Government regulate tobacco products are going into effect. Read More »

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Smoking: Then and Now

Sara Bellum
December 09, 2009

What we know about drug abuse evolves over time. This is true for smoking and tobacco addiction, too. We know much more now than we did 100, 40, or even 10 years ago. Read More »

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