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Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users' Suicide Risk

Injectable drug users who also use cocaine and amphetamines have nearly double the suicide attempt rate of other substance users, a new study finds.
E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds

Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds.
Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests.
Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer, Study Finds

With the holiday party season fast approaching, a new study reveals that states that routinely perform randomized traffic stops and make DUI arrests have fewer drunk drivers on their roads.
Outreach Program May Help Poorer Smokers Quit

A new type of outreach program was effective in helping poorer Americans quit smoking, researchers say.
Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds

As many as one in five Americans turns to alcohol sometimes to help them fall asleep, but that can lead to sleep problems later in the night, a new study finds.
Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

When children land in the hospital, they are often given multiple drugs that could interact with each other in potentially harmful ways, a study of U.S. hospitals finds.
E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

Nearly a third of Hawaiian high school students have tried e-cigarettes, new research suggests.
Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study

Smoking might hamper treatment for alcohol abuse, a new study indicates.
U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills

The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.

 

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