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Even routine operations are riskier for smokers. Smokers who are scheduling a medical operation might want to think seriously about quitting, once they hear the re...
June 22, 2013
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New PET scans show wide responses to antibodies. One of the brightest hopes of addiction science has been the idea of a vaccine—an antibody that would scavenge for...
June 16, 2013
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RAND researcher nails it neatly. I’ve been meaning to offer up the key points from an excellent column on marijuana legalization that appeared in April in USA Today...
June 10, 2013
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Some number crunching at bluelight.ru. A fantastic set of interactive graphics tracking conversational trends in drugs at the chat board bluelight.ru reveals some s...
June 6, 2013
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“Relax, bro—it’s just a blowtorch.” It is called dabbing, and it is something the marijuana legalization movement would rather you didn’t know about. As crack is...
June 2, 2013
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World No Smoking Day.
May 31, 2013
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More bad news for young female addicts. A blizzard of research findings this year continues to demonstrate that women have gender-specific issues to deal with when...
May 28, 2013
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Teasing out the insulin effect. On the face of it, the study seems to come out of left field: A group of researchers claimed that marijuana smokers showed 16 per c...
May 22, 2013
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Noncompliance and the paranoid style. [Originally published June 27, 2007] Note: In the everlasting battle between consumers and Big Pharma, amid a string of recen...
May 19, 2013
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Prohibition and the “tobacco control endgame.” Despite all our efforts in recent years to reduce the percentage of Americans who smoke cigarettes—currently about on...
May 14, 2013
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