In Brief: May 8, 2000

UNDERAGE SMOKING Teen smoking declined in the 1980s but has increased more than one-third in the past decade. A new study says lower cigarette prices and law-bending retailers are responsible for the rise. When prices drop, more teens begin smoking. And more retailers are selling tobacco to underage kids. In Georgia, minors working undercover with police were sold cigarettes 53% of the time.

ONE OF THE FAMILY Convinced that you and your dog should be on better speaking terms? Well, you can get there with a little practice. In his new book, How to Speak Dog, Stanley Coren claims that a...

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