Overdose deaths linked to cocaine are rapidly rising in areas hit hard by the opioid epidemic as the deadly painkiller fentanyl infiltrates broader drug supplies.
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A Republican lawmaker in Utah attempted to push through a 86.5 percent tax on vapor products, claiming the devices are creating an "epidemic" among teens.
The attorney general of Iowa is backing a lawsuit brought by a Florida-based electronic cigarette manufacturer challenging a federal rule restricting the free speech of vape shop owners.
Two elderly patients at an assisted living facility in Pennsylvania were recently cited after staff found them wandering around a public area high on heroin.
Federal agents recently busted two illegal immigrants with ties to a drug organization in Mexico for trafficking massive amounts fentanyl into Ohio.
Philadelphia's drug-overdose deaths are sharply increasing due to mixtures of cocaine and the synthetic-opioid fentanyl as the painkiller rapidly invades drug supplies.
A man recovering from a near-fatal heroin overdose in a Virginia hospital suffered a second overdose in his hospital room after a dealer brought drugs inside the building.
Former smokers using a vaping device in West Australia risk being fined tens of thousands of dollars if caught with an electronic cigarette that contains nicotine.
A top U.S. cancer charity is revising their advice concerning electronic cigarettes to reflect prevailing research showing the devices drastically reduce health harms from smoking.
Police in North Carolina arrested a man three separate times within an eight-day period for allegedly trafficking heroin and prescriptions medications.
Police in Connecticut posted an announcement Saturday asking if anyone was looking for their lost stash of heroin after staff at a restaurant found bags of the drug in a dining booth.
Police arrested a man outside an addiction center in Massachusetts who allegedly sold fentanyl to users in the parking lot before they sought treatment.
Former smokers in the Philippines relying on electronic cigarettes to satiate their nicotine cravings are urging the government to end their "fearmongering" on the health impacts of vaping.
Public health officials in the United Kingdom are advising smokers to ditch cigarettes for healthier, alternative technologies like vaping.
A lawmaker took to the streets of Australia in a bus dubbed "Vape Force One" to protest the county's current ban on liquid nicotine, which he calls "illogical."
Deaths attributed to a combination of anti-anxiety medication and opioid painkillers are rising rapidly in the Chicago area, claiming hundreds of lives in 2017.
A proposal to raise the legal purchasing age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 in Idaho was defeated for a second straight year in a Senate committee Wednesday.
Researchers developing a "heroin vaccine" that blocks overdoses and prevents addiction announced Wednesday the drug is nearly ready for human trials.
A paramedic in Indiana was recently arrested after admitting to stealing vials of fentanyl from ambulance supplies while treating victims at accident scenes.