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Even though fewer US teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them

CHICAGO Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found.

Nearly half of nonsmoking kids in middle school and high school encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013, and rates were even higher among smokers.

Pot no cash cow: PM

OTTAWA—The modest amount of tax money expected from legalized marijuana sales should go to addiction and support programs, the prime minister says.

There’s potential for “a bit of revenue” from a revamped pot regime, but the federal government isn’t looking for a financial windfall, Justin Trudeau said in a wide-ranging roundtable interview this week with The Canadian Press.

Fellow researchers: ‘Concussion’ movie subject Omalu exaggerated role in discovering disease

BOSTON In the trailer for the movie “Concussion,” star Will Smith says: “I found a disease that no one has ever seen.”

It’s a claim the real-life doctor portrayed by Smith, forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, has himself made for years, giving a detailed description about how he came to name that disease “chronic traumatic encephalopathy.”

Who’s too old for major medical treatment? Jimmy Carter shows 90-plus isn’t always a barrier

CHICAGO Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. And at 94, William Gandin drives himself to the hospital for cancer treatments.