Tobacco Disorder
Population-Level Interventions May Reduce Tobacco-Related Death, Disease

Population-Level Interventions May Reduce Tobacco-Related Death, Disease

In the US today, about 20% of adults use any type of tobacco product.

Gene Linked to Increased Risk of Nicotine Dependence Identified

Gene Linked to Increased Risk of Nicotine Dependence Identified

Researchers identified a DNA variant—located in the DNMT3B gene—that increases likelihood of nicotine dependence. The variant is commonly found in people of European and African descent. The discovery could create possibilities into new research for nicotine addiction treatments.

Opioid Overdoses a Leading Cause of Death in Rural Areas

Opioid Overdoses a Leading Cause of Death in Rural Areas

Factors including economics, environment, and demographic and social factors might put rural residents at a higher risk of these preventable causes of death.

FDA Removing Black Box Warnings on Smoking Cessation Drugs

FDA Removing Black Box Warnings on Smoking Cessation Drugs

The US Food and Drug Administration has determined that varenicline and bupropion pose a lower risk of serious mental health side effects than was previously thought.

Smokeless Tobacco Use Associated With Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Smokeless Tobacco Use Associated With Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Compared with men who never used tobacco, those who used snus but did not smoke had a 24% higher risk of death from prostate cancer.

Reduced Bone Density Among Heavy Users of Cannabis

Reduced Bone Density Among Heavy Users of Cannabis

Researchers find heavy users have lower bone density than cigarette smokers.

Cigarette Smoking Predicts Development of Depression

Cigarette Smoking Predicts Development of Depression

Cigarette smoking prevalence among persons with severe mental illness is approximately 3 times greater than the rate observed in the general population.

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Tourette Syndrome in Offspring

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Tourette Syndrome in Offspring

Maternal tobacco smoking during pregnancy has previously been linked with numerous long-term neurodevelopmental abnormalities and child behavioral problems.

Success of Text Messaging Intervention for Smoking Cessation

Success of Text Messaging Intervention for Smoking Cessation

Researchers analyzed smoking behavior of 1 470 veterans who enrolled in the SmokefreeVET tobacco cessation program between 2013 and 2014.

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