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Tobacco-21 laws can lower smoking prevalence in the 18-20 age group

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One in ten UK hospital inpatients is alcohol dependent

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder prevalence is very high in susceptible groups worldwide

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Payments to Physicians May Increase Opioid Prescribing

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US housing subsidy may improve adolescent girls' binge drinking but worsen boys'

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US juveniles with conduct problems face high risk of premature death

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Microtransactions can move popular online games closer to online gambling

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Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addictive drugs

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Debunking Two Claims about US Medical Marijuana

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Reversing opioid overdose: Concentrated naloxone nasal spray as good as injection

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No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet

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Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalise cannabis?

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Smokers in Clinical Studies Who Say They've Quit Often Haven't

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The Cost of Opioid Use during Pregnancy

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Review Confirms Link between Drug Use and Poor Dental Health

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Current controls on alcohol marketing are not protecting youth, warn public health experts

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US and Mexican controls on precursor chemicals may reduce cocaine and methamphetamine use in the US

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New study supports link between alcohol advertising and adolescent drinking

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New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

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UK government should fund media campaigns that promote quitting, not films that promote smoking

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New study shows a generational shift toward lighter drinking in Australia

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Prohibition 2016: Assessing the UK's Psychoactive Substances Act

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The trouble with drinking guidelines: What, in the world, is a standard drink?

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Take-home naloxone should be an additional standard of care for prevention of heroin overdose deaths

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Nearly half of women who stop smoking during pregnancy go back to smoking soon after baby is born

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E-cigarettes are estimated to have helped 16,000-22,000 smokers in England to quit in 2014

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How to measure nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes

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Smokers with depression try to quit more often but find it harder

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Improvised Naloxone Nasal Sprays Lack Evidence of Absorption and Effect

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New study finds financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking are highly cost-effective

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The alcohol industry is not meeting its'Responsibility Deal' labelling pledges

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The drug situation in Europe: Opioid misuse continues to dominate the picture

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UK drinking guidelines are a poor fit with Britain's heavy drinking habits

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Every country in the world can afford to support its smokers to stop

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Progressively reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes may not lead smokers to quit

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Children's exposure to second-hand smoke in England has dropped 80% since 1998

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New study challenges claims on aldehyde contentof third generation e-cigarettes

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A sobering thought: One billion smokers and 240 million people with alcohol use disorder worldwide

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The more friends you drink with ... the more you drink

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The growing evidence on standardised packaging of tobacco products

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Plain packaging reduces 'cigarette-seeking' response by almost a tenth, says study

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New study shows women have higher risk of injury than menafter more than three drinks

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What twenty years of research on cannabis use has taught us

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WHO-commissioned report on e-cigarettes misleading, say experts

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New review says current evidence suggests potential benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harm

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Warning: Birthdays Can Be Bad for Your Health

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Hazardous drinking in UK athletes linked with alcohol industry sponsorship

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UK supermarkets minimise price rises for the cheapest alcohol when taxes are increased

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E-cigarette use for quitting smoking is associated with improved success rates

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Abstention from alcohol has increased sharply among Australian adolescents

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Some truth to the 'potent pot myth': High potency cannabis is linked with higher THC intake

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Alcohol consumption is a necessary cause of nearly 80,000 deaths per year in the Americas

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Following discussions at our spring 2019 editors' meeting in Australia, we have decided to change the title of "Assistant Editor" to "Associate Editor" to reflect the importance of the role and the fact that many of the people who currently occupy this role are senior and eminent figures in the field.

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An estimated one in 10 patients in the UK hospital system may be alcohol-dependent.

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People with regular or dependent amphetamine use are at elevated risk of dying from drug poisoning, homicide and suicide.

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Being in a romantic relationship may reduce the association between genetic predisposition and drinking, alcohol problems, and (for men only) high-risk drinking.

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The prevalence of frequent cannabis use (FCU) increased from 1991 to 2018 among older adolescents in the United States.

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Oregon residents who enrolled or re-enrolled in Medicaid after coverage was expanded in 2014 were less likely than those already covered to receive opioids, use them chronically, or receive medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

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Heroin users in early recovery vary in how they describe themselves and want to be described by others.

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In Manitoba, Canada approximately 18% of people prescribed cannabinoid medication continue using for at least 1 year.

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Oral micronized progesterone may help women stop smoking.

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Increasing the legal age of sale of tobacco to 21 in the US appears to have reduced smoking prevalence among 18-20-year-olds who have ever tried cigarettes.

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It remains unclear whether abrupt switching to very low nicotine cigarettes leads to a short-term reduction in biomarkers of tobacco-related harm such as oxidative damage and inflammation.

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Self-reported exposure to electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) marketing was bidirectionally associated with ENDS use among young adult US college students.

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Media messages that elicit negative stereotypes of smokers promoted smoking among daily smokers in a lab setting.

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Exposing smokers to pictures of natural landscapes may lead to reduced smoking by lowering temporal discounting.

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The Brief Marijuana Consequences Questionnaire appear to provide an accurate assessment of marijuana-related negative consequences among college-age marijuana users.

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