Substance Abuse

Mentally Ill Patients Abuse Alcohol, Tobacco, And Drugs

By | Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:00

People diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder are more likely to abuse alcohol, tobacco, or drugs compared to healthy individuals in the general population.


Adult Mortality Rate Highest In Tobacco-Friendly Southern States

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:15

A new study suggests that central southern states have higher mortality rates because their laws don't discourage cigarette smoking.

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‘Vaping’ Billboard Shows Santa Smoking E-Cigarette

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 21:04

The e-cigarette company Vapor Shark erected a billboard depicting Santa “vaping.”

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E-Cigs Now Part of NYC Smoking Ban

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:33

The NYC Council adds e-cigs to public smoking ban for fear ‘vaping’ may lead to smoking regular cigarettes.


New York City Council Votes To Pass Bill Raising Cigarette Purchase Age To 21

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 20:08

New York City Mayor Bloomberg might sign a bill that would raise the cigarette purchase age from 18 to 21.


More US Teens Smoking Flavored 'Little Cigars'

By | Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:41

American teens have started smoking flavored "little cigars" that are just as addictive as cigarettes.


Tobacco Companies Cite Misleading Health Benefits Of Smokeless Products

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 17:03

Although tobacco companies may promote smokeless tobacco as a healthier alternative, internal documents show that their only real concern is maintaining profits.

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Can Graphic Anti-Tobacco Images Stop You From Smoking?

By | Thu, 09/05/2013 - 22:22

A new study finds that graphic images depicting the habit's negative side do not stop young people from smoking.

An e-cigarette

Will E-Cigs Be Banned In NY?

By | Fri, 08/09/2013 - 17:55

Leaked documents show that New York City's Health Department is working with Mayor Bloomberg to categorize e-cigarettes as tobacco products and so effectively ban them.

Australia's Drastic Cigarette Package Campaigns Could Change The Smoking World

Australia’s Anti-Smoking Campaign Threatens Global Success Of Tobacco Industry: WTO Legal Battle Continues

By | Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:08

Countries like Ukraine and Cuba speak out against Australia’s radical anti-smoking campaign, which controls cigarette packaging to deter users from buying more.


Third-hand Smoke Causes DNA Damage; Health Effects May Be As Serious As First And Second

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 17:06

The smell of stale cigarettes isn't just nauseating; third-hand smoke can damage your DNA and cause serious long-term health effects.


No Camels, No Cowboys: Ireland Mandates Plain Design For Cigarette Packs, Bans Brands

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 17:56

Ireland's government is planning to ban all branding and logos from cigarette packs. A new measure will require all designs to be plain.

Eating Peppers Linked To Lower Risk Of Parkinson's, Study Suggests

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 08:40

People who eat peppers on a regular basis - 2 to 4 per week -- have a lower risk of developing the neurological disease.

Screenshot from a 2012 anti-smoking TV ad, produced by the CDC.

Do Anti-Smoking Commercials Work? Brain Scans Reveal The Answer

By | Wed, 04/24/2013 - 09:01

Scientists report that brain activity can predict which anti-smoking TV commercials will be the most convincing.

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NYC Proposes Raising Cigarette Buying Age to 21

By | Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:55

In recent years, New York City has led the way in regulating smoking as a way to improve its citizens' health. Now, city council may take another big step.