Tobacco Use Disorder

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

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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

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

Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation in Adults With Neuropsychiatric Illness

Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation in Adults With Neuropsychiatric Illness

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Varenicline is approved by the FDA for use as a smoking cessation aid.

Success of Text Messaging Intervention for Smoking Cessation

Success of Text Messaging Intervention for Smoking Cessation

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

Smoking Reduction Linked to Reduced Suicidality in Patients With Psychotic Conditions

Smoking Reduction Linked to Reduced Suicidality in Patients With Psychotic Conditions

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At 12 months, researchers found a significant association between smoking reduction and suicidality.

Following an Episode of Mania, Adults With Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Depression or Anxiety

Following an Episode of Mania, Adults With Bipolar Disorder at Equal Risk for Depression or Anxiety

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Bipolar disorder (BD) is typically characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression, but the connection between BD and anxiety needs to be considered.

CDC: E-cigarette Smoking Rates Up Among U.S. Adolescents

CDC: E-cigarette Smoking Rates Up Among U.S. Adolescents

The rate of cigarette smoking and premarital sex is down, however, as is soda consumption and illegal use of prescription drugs.

Link Between Genetic Variation, Lifetime Cannabis Use Found

Link Between Genetic Variation, Lifetime Cannabis Use Found

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Approximately 30% of users exhibit signs of marijuana abuse or dependence.

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Schizophrenia in Offspring

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Schizophrenia in Offspring

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Nicotine exposure during pregnancy through cigarette smoking is associated with schizophrenia in offspring.

FDA Extends Authority Over Tobacco, Nicotine Products

FDA Extends Authority Over Tobacco, Nicotine Products

New rules would halt the sale of e-cigarettes and any other tobacco product to anyone younger than 18.

CDC: <i>Tips</i> Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign Still Inspiring Quitting

CDC: Tips Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign Still Inspiring Quitting

More than 1.8 million smokers have attempted to quit smoking as a result of the 2014 ad campaign.

'Cold Turkey' Works Best To Quit Smoking

'Cold Turkey' Works Best To Quit Smoking

Stopping over time is less effective, British researchers say.

Benzaldehyde Found In Flavored E-Cigarettes

Benzaldehyde Found In Flavored E-Cigarettes

Researchers detected benzaldehyde in 108 of 145 products analyzed.

Psychiatric Disorders Have Increased in Declining Smoker Population

Psychiatric Disorders Have Increased in Declining Smoker Population

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Nicotine-dependent smokers who began smoking in the 1980s were more likely than older smokers to have a psychiatric condition, such as bipolar disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or ADHD.

Tanning Increases Substance Abuse in Teens

Tanning Increases Substance Abuse in Teens

Found more likely to smoke, drink, and use illegal drugs and steroids.

Electronic Cigarettes May Lower A Smoker's Chances of Quitting

Electronic Cigarettes May Lower A Smoker's Chances of Quitting

Recent data suggests a lower chance of smoking cession for individuals using electronic cigarettes.

Ten Percent of Adults Have a Drug-Use Disorder in Their Lifetime

Ten Percent of Adults Have a Drug-Use Disorder in Their Lifetime

About 4% of Americans are currently battling a substance-use disorder.

After Heart Attack, Exercise, Quitting Smoking Eases Depression

After Heart Attack, Exercise, Quitting Smoking Eases Depression

Smoking cessation demonstrated the strongest association with improving depression after heart attack.

Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs Most Common Among Men, Whites

Abuse of Psychoactive Drugs Most Common Among Men, Whites

Participants who had used substances such as synthetic marijuana or bath salts were also more likely to have used illicit drugs.

Psychedelics Promising for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, and PTSD

Psychedelics Promising for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, and PTSD

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Although questionable research sidelined psychedelic research decades ago, recent studies indicate they may be useful as a therapy for psychiatric disorders.

Quitting Smoking Improves Mental Health After Heart Attack

Quitting Smoking Improves Mental Health After Heart Attack

Patients who stopped smoking within a year of having a heart attack reported mental health levels on par with those who never smoked.

Boosting Exercise Can Lower Need for Mental Health Sick Leave

Boosting Exercise Can Lower Need for Mental Health Sick Leave

Smoking, high job stress puts workers at greater risk for mental health sick leave, though physical activity can reduce the need.

Smoking May Boost Psychosis Risk

Smoking May Boost Psychosis Risk

Almost 60% of people diagnosed with a first episode of psychosis were also smokers.

Mental Health Patients Smoke Three Times As Much As Public

Mental Health Patients Smoke Three Times As Much As Public

Smoking can contribute to depression and anxiety, and can reduce the efficacy of psychiatric medications.

Little Evidence Chantix Increases Risk of Suicidal Behavior

Little Evidence Chantix Increases Risk of Suicidal Behavior

Study of nearly 70,000 people prescribed varenicline for smoking cessation found drug not associated with significant increases in suicidal behavior, psychosis.

Depression and Anxiety in COPD: The Role of the Psychiatrist

Depression and Anxiety in COPD: The Role of the Psychiatrist

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Although depression and anxiety are two of the most common comorbidities in patients with COPD, they are infrequently treated in this population.

Brain Connectivity May Predict Success of Quitting Smoking

Brain Connectivity May Predict Success of Quitting Smoking

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fMRI scans showed that those who were successful in quitting had greater connectivity between brain regions tied to cravings and motor control.

Brain Area Responsible for Anxiety With Nicotine Withdrawal Identified

Brain Area Responsible for Anxiety With Nicotine Withdrawal Identified

Discovery by neuroscientists could help smokers, who often suffer from anxiety due to nicotine withdrawal, successfully quit the habit.

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