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'Turning point' as number of male smokers drops: WHO

'Turning point' as number of male smokers drops: WHO

The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing a "major shift" in efforts to kick the world's deadly tobacco addiction.The number of women and girls who use tobacco products has been stea

Melania Trump gets booed at drugs speech

Melania Trump gets booed at drugs speech

US President Donald Trump's wife Melania faced rare boos Tuesday when she gave a speech on the dangers of drug addiction in the east coast city of Baltimore.First ladies are usually spared the rougher edges of US politics and Melania Trump has been no excepti

China imposes curfew on minors in gaming crackdown

China imposes curfew on minors in gaming crackdown

China has imposed a curfew to limit the time spent by children playing games online, in the latest part of a government crackdown on youth gaming addiction.The regulations will mean those under 18 cannot play games online between 10pm and 8am, and for only nin

Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief

Asia must quit 'coal addiction': UN chief

The UN chief on Saturday warned Asia to quit its "addiction" to coal, as climate change threatens hundreds of millions of people vulnerable to rising sea levels across the region.The warning follows fresh research this week predicting that several Asian mega

Ohio program seeks to reunite families of addicts

Ohio program seeks to reunite families of addicts

Emily McIntyre is eight-and-a-half months pregnant with her third child. Her other two were taken away by child services because of her drug use."Addiction is a full-time job," said the 26-year-old who lives in Ohio, a midwestern US state hard hit by the opi

In Morocco, heroin addiction sweeps cannabis corridor

In Morocco, heroin addiction sweeps cannabis corridor

In a filthy squat in a beach town in northern Morocco, drug users inject and smoke heroin, a relatively recent scourge plaguing a region long known for cannabis and contraband.Rachid says he does nothing with his life, except heroin. "I shoot up four or five