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E-cigarette users now more likely to quit traditional cigarettes

Written by | 31 Mar 2024

A new paper in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press, finds that smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes are now more likely to stop smoking regular […]

Study finds menthol cigarette ban would lead a lot of people to quit smoking

Written by | 22 Feb 2024

A new paper in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by Oxford University Press, finds that banning the sale of menthol cigarettes would likely lead to a meaningful reduction in smoking […]

When are opioid prescription limits effective in reducing prescription length?

Written by | 2 Feb 2024

Many states have passed new laws that place restrictions on the duration of first-time opioid prescriptions to help address the opioid epidemic. While most laws are one-size-fits-all, policies […]

Silent Epidemic: Japan’s Rising Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Sparks Urgent Call for Awareness

Written by | 2 Jan 2024

A non-prescription drug abuse crisis in Japan seems only one overdose away. The demand for a particular anti-cough drug has been rising, along with the social impact of […]

Rapid high-dose buprenorphine treatment strategy reduces opioid withdrawal in individuals using fentanyl

Written by | 9 Nov 2023

Buprenorphine is a medication approved for pain and opioid dependence. New findings published in The American Journal on Addictions indicate that a transmucosal dose (which dissolves in the mouth) of […]

Nicotine e-cigarettes, prescription drugs and dual nicotine replacement therapy identified as most effective stop-smoking aids

Written by | 18 Sep 2023

Nicotine e-cigarettes and two prescription medications that curb symptoms of withdrawal are the most effective stop-smoking aids, according to a comprehensive, multinational review by a team of scientists, […]

How should clinicians prescribe opioids for cancer-related pain in patients who use cocaine or methamphetamines?

Written by | 13 Sep 2023

Clinicians treating cancer-related pain must consider whether and how to prescribe opioids to patients who use nonmedical stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamines; however, no guidelines exist related […]

E-cigarettes may be better than nicotine patches in helping pregnant women stop smoking and in reducing the risk of low birthweight

Written by | 7 Aug 2023

Smoking in pregnancy can harm developing babies, especially their growth . Current guidelines recommend that pregnant smokers who find quitting difficult should be provided with nicotine replacements products and […]

Vaping a gateway to smoking for non-smokers, research shows

Written by | 12 Jul 2023

While vaping provides a pathway to help smokers wanting to quit, for non-smokers it may be the first step on a pathway to taking up smoking, a new […]

Easier access to opioid painkillers may reduce opioid-related deaths

Written by | 3 Jul 2023

Increasing access to prescription opioid painkillers may reduce opioid overdose deaths in the United States, according to a Rutgers study. “When access to prescription opioids is heavily restricted, […]

Education on under-prescribed drug helps reduce cravings for those with alcohol use disorder

Written by | 15 Jun 2023

Not only is alcohol one of the world’s most abused drugs, but alcohol-related deaths trail only tobacco, poor diet and physical activity, and illegal drugs as the leading […]

New treatment helps people stop addictive opioid painkillers used for chronic pain

Written by | 26 May 2023

Researchers at the University of Warwick and The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough have led a clinical trial, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research […]

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