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Fewer Americans smoking, survey finds

WASHINGTON — Fewer American adults are smoking, and those who still do are lighting up less, suggests a nationwide survey from the US Centers for Disease Control released on Tuesday. Using data from 2005 to 2010, researchers with the US government agency reckoned that 19.3 percent of American adults —…

Number of Americans using marijuana up 6.4% over past two years

WASHINGTON — More than half of Americans aged 12 and up drink alcohol, a quarter binge-drank in the past month, and one in 14 teens has used marijuana, a US government agency says in a report on substance abuse. Around 52 percent of 137,436 Americans interviewed in 2008 and 2009…