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Arizona is one of the better states in the nation when it comes to preventing tobacco use among 12- to 25-year-olds, according to a report released Thursday by the Surgeon General. Read more»

State Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, has introduced legislation that would make it illegal to sell any device or paraphernalia used to smoke tobacco, including hookah pipes or water pipes, to those under 18.

Saying that an hour of using a hookah pipe is equivalent to smoking between 100 and 200 cigarettes, state Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, has introduced a bill that would make it a petty offense to sell the pipes to minors. Read more»

Children slip in and out of the border fence while playing near Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, in 2008.

An inquiry by Homeland Security’s inspector general serves to illuminate other, broader concerns about having Board Patrol agents undertake sensitive interviews, or screenings, with children that Congress has mandated of unaccompanied minors, specifically Mexicans, who cross illegally into the United States. Read more»