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Smokers’ arteries age about twice as quickly as those of nonsmokers, becoming progressively stiffer and increasing the risk of stroke and heart attacks, according to

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Genetic markers for smoking initiation, smoking cessation, and heavy smoking have been identified by researchers who hope that the information could someday be used to

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The Oscar-nominated film “Crazy Heart,” which features Jeff Bridges as an alcoholic country singer, was honored in the annual Prism Awards for its accurate portrayal

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One-third of American drinkers over age 60 consume excessive amounts of alcohol, are at risk of dangerous interactions between alcohol and medications, or have illnesses

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A new, supposedly abuse-resistant version of OxyContin is getting tepid reviews from Massachusetts addiction experts and parents, the Brockton Enterprise reported April 23. The latest

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers are studying whether additional clues to the environmental factors associated with addiction can be uncovered by tracking addicts’

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One day after singer Kelly Clarkson indicated that her April 29 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia would continue as scheduled with a controversial cigarette company sponsorship,

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Parent complaints that two United Kingdom television ads featuring children discussing drinking’s negative effects would upset young viewers have failed to block the ads’ airing,

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Reports of heavy drinking by sports stars appear to have little influence on young people’s own drinking behavior, but use of athletes in alcohol advertising

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Moderate alcohol consumption among young adults appears to have similar protective benefits for heart health as those seen in older adults, although it has been

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