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2012-06-18 05:42:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Smoking quitlines have been heralded as an effective and inexpensive way to curb smoking addiction.  Now, a new study reveals that they could potentially intervene in alcohol addiction as well. There have been numerous studies showing the link between drinking and smoking behaviors, but few smoking quitlines actually screen and counsel callers about alcohol abuse. In the first study of its kind, researchers examined the drinking patterns of callers to the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.