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Study: Kids Who Watch R-Rated Movies More Likely to Smoke

Children whose parents allow them to watch R-rated movies are more likely to smoke later in life, according to new research from the University of Massachusetts. HealthDay News reported Feb. 23 that researchers followed 1,200 Massachusetts teenagers over four years, …

New SAMHSA Report on Addiction Funding and Prevalence

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new report that details the amount of grant money the agency gives to each state alongside data on state alcohol and other drug use and other information. The “State …

’Hackademy Awards’ Raise Hackles

The ’winners’ at the ’Hackademy Awards’ differed from the films honored at this week’s Oscars — and the recipients didn’t show up to pick up their awards. But the name of the program, designed to raise awareness about smoking in …

Smoking Causes Immune System to Attack Lung Tissue, Researchers Say

Cigarette smoke can cause the body’s immune system to attack lung tissue, causing damage that can lead to respiratory diseases, according to research from the University of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Feb. 17 that researchers led by Michael Borchers …

Youth Anti-Smoking Campaign Cost-Effective, Study Concludes

The American Legacy Foundation’s ’truth’ youth smoking-prevention campaign saved far more money than it cost and was credited with preventing nearly half a million teens from starting to smoke, according to a new study. Researcher Matthew Farrelly, Ph.D., and colleagues …

U.S. Teens and Adults Choose Same Brand of Cigarettes

Teen smokers and adult smokers agree that the Marlboro brand is their cigarette of choice, and anti-smoking advocates say advertising is the reason why, the Associated Press reported Feb. 12. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and …

Binge Drinking Endemic in Military

A new survey shows that 43 percent of active-duty military personnel engage in frequent binge drinking, including underage soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, the Associated Press reported Feb. 13.The survey of 16,037 military personnel by researchers at the University of …

Study Finds Cash Incentives Effective in Smoking Cessation

New research suggests that offering cash incentives as part of a program to help cigarette smokers quit significantly increases cessation rates, HealthDay News reported Feb.12. About 900 employees of the General Electric Co. were recruited for the study. They were …

Va. House Approves Limited Smoking Ban

The Virginia House of Delegates passed a plan to ban some — but not all — smoking in restaurants and bars, the Washington Post reported Feb. 9. Presently, certain bars and restaurants impose their own smoking rules in Virginia, where …

Ritalin Causes Brain Changes Similar to Cocaine, NIDA Says

Methylphenidate, sold as Ritalin for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, causes changes to neurons in the reward areas of the brain similar to those seen in cocaine users, according to new research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). …