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Marijuana Use Prevalent In Young Adults, According to Online Study
2012-04-19 08:09:37

Marijuana use is four times as likely among American young adults who are already tobacco smokers than those who are non-smokers, according to a recent Facebook-based survey conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The survey findings show a much greater prevalence of marijuana and tobacco co-use among smokers age 18 to 25 than previously reported, said the research team. Past studies have shown that roughly 35 percent of young adult tobacco users...

2012-04-19 05:15:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Should adolescents who misuse drugs and alcohol like an adult get the same treatment as an adult? Adolescents who abuse drugs and alcohol to the point where they need treatment typically are limited to options for youth-specific care that can become costly and lead to high relapse rates following treatment.  Little research has focused on the benefits of mutual-help groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), for adolescents until...

2012-03-24 04:34:38

A major research trial to test the effectiveness of extra support for smokers calling an NHS quitline - on top of what is already offered by the service - has found the additional help does not improve success rates for quitting the habit. The pilot scheme offered smokers additional help in the form of free nicotine patches and extra telephone counseling from the English National Quitline. The Department of Health and UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS)-funded study led by The...

2012-03-06 09:40:00

The highly publicized and misrepresented analysis by the FDA found that the e-cigarettes it tested did not contain harmful levels of any toxic chemicals or carcinogens, e-cigarettes should be taken as 100% safe ( though there is no 100% safe item in this world). Innokin Technology recommends e-cigarettes as an acceptable smokeless alternative for smokers who wish to reduce or completely eliminate cigarette smoke exposure. Why not take the opportunity to participate in the National Vaping Day...

2012-02-08 13:08:29

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Coloradans who smoke are not thinking about quitting or getting ready to quit, and a quarter are uncomfortable approaching their doctors for help, report University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers in a recent article published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. These and other findings from the study may help identify new approaches to encourage GLBT smokers to quit. “Among most smoking populations, we almost always find 20 percent...

2012-01-26 09:34:15

Telephone counseling services (also known as quitlines) are an effective intervention for Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speaking smokers living in the U.S., and should be incorporated into current smoking cessation services, according to a study published January 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Quitlines have played an essential role in helping people quit smoking in the U.S. These services, however, had never been tested with Asian immigrants who may have limited...

2012-01-11 06:36:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you're trying to quit smoking you may want to try something else besides nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs). Specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not appear to be effective in helping smokers quit long-term, even when combined with smoking cessation counseling, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Massachusetts Boston. "What this study shows is the need for the Food and Drug...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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