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Review Confirms Link between Drug Use and Poor Dental Health

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Current controls on alcohol marketing are not protecting youth, warn public health experts

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US and Mexican controls on precursor chemicals may reduce cocaine and methamphetamine use in the US

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New study supports link between alcohol advertising and adolescent drinking

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New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

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UK government should fund media campaigns that promote quitting, not films that promote smoking

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New study shows a generational shift toward lighter drinking in Australia

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Prohibition 2016: Assessing the UK's Psychoactive Substances Act

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The trouble with drinking guidelines: What, in the world, is a standard drink?

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Take-home naloxone should be an additional standard of care for prevention of heroin overdose deaths

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Nearly half of women who stop smoking during pregnancy go back to smoking soon after baby is born

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E-cigarettes are estimated to have helped 16,000-22,000 smokers in England to quit in 2014

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How to measure nicotine delivery from e-cigarettes

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Smokers with depression try to quit more often but find it harder

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Improvised Naloxone Nasal Sprays Lack Evidence of Absorption and Effect

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New study finds financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking are highly cost-effective

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The alcohol industry is not meeting its'Responsibility Deal' labelling pledges

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The drug situation in Europe: Opioid misuse continues to dominate the picture

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UK drinking guidelines are a poor fit with Britain's heavy drinking habits

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Every country in the world can afford to support its smokers to stop

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Progressively reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes may not lead smokers to quit

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Children's exposure to second-hand smoke in England has dropped 80% since 1998

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New study challenges claims on aldehyde contentof third generation e-cigarettes

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A sobering thought: One billion smokers and 240 million people with alcohol use disorder worldwide

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The more friends you drink with ... the more you drink

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The growing evidence on standardised packaging of tobacco products

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Plain packaging reduces 'cigarette-seeking' response by almost a tenth, says study

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New study shows women have higher risk of injury than menafter more than three drinks

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What twenty years of research on cannabis use has taught us

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WHO-commissioned report on e-cigarettes misleading, say experts

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New review says current evidence suggests potential benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harm

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Warning: Birthdays Can Be Bad for Your Health

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Hazardous drinking in UK athletes linked with alcohol industry sponsorship

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UK supermarkets minimise price rises for the cheapest alcohol when taxes are increased

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E-cigarette use for quitting smoking is associated with improved success rates

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Abstention from alcohol has increased sharply among Australian adolescents

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Some truth to the 'potent pot myth': High potency cannabis is linked with higher THC intake

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Alcohol consumption is a necessary cause of nearly 80,000 deaths per year in the Americas

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We are delighted to announce our new team of Deputy Statistics & Methodology Editors: Emma Beard (University College London), Timothy Dobbins (University of New South Wales), Hayley Jones (University of Bristol), Jim Lewsey (University of Glasgow) and Sterling McPherson (Washington State University). They will join Statistics & Methodology Editor John Stapleton in providing statistical reviews as part of the peer review process.

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Divorce and alcohol use disorder are correlated strongly in the Swedish population, and the heritability of divorce is consistent with previous studies.


Nearly one-third of fatal injuries in Sao Paulo between June 2014 and December 2015 were alcohol-related, with traffic accidents showing a greater association with alcohol use than other injuries.


Excessive alcohol use during adolescence appears to be associated with an abnormal development of the brain grey matter. Structural changes in the insula of alcohol users may reflect reduced sensitivity to alcohol's negative subjective effects.


Sexual minority youth in the US appear to be at disproportionate risk for concurrent past-year polysubstance use compared with their same-gender, completely heterosexual youth.


In Australia between 2003 and 2013 there were on average eight acute poisoning deaths in children each year, most commonly involving prescription opioids and adolescents, with a downward trend in mortality since 2003.


Dutch drug users increasingly purchase drugs on-line, especially new psychoactive substances. Purity and adulteration do not vary considerably between drugs purchased on-line and off-line for most substances, but on-line prices are mostly higher than off-line prices.


Lower cognitive ability, measured in childhood before smoking is initiated, appears to predict a higher likelihood of taking up smoking and a lower likelihood of quitting in adulthood. Educational attainment appears to mediate this effect.


Based on functional magnetic resonance imaging and eye-tracking data, health warnings appear to be more noticeable on 'plain' cigarette packs than branded packs.


Text-messaging programs for smoking cessation appear to work by promoting improvements in the psychosocial processes related to quitting rather than through the use of additional smoking cessation services.


People who use cannabis while undergoing treatment for an alcohol use disorder have fewer days of alcohol abstinence at the end of treatment compared with non-cannabis users; however, this relationship is present only among those who use cannabis once or twice per month.


There appear to be reciprocal relationships among emotion regulation strategies and substance use: greater daytime use of distraction, reappraisal, and problem solving predicts lower evening substance use, while higher evening substance use predicts higher next-day avoidance and reappraisal but lower next-day problem-solving.


Evidence suggests that less than 20% of the total adult per-capita alcohol consumption in South Africa is reported in surveys.


Gestational age (pre-term, term or late term) at birth appears to be unrelated to the need for pharmacotherapy to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome in late pre-term and term infants. Treatment may tend to be given for longer in term than pre-term or late term infants.


Neuroimaging data have the potential to be much better predictors of alcohol use than they currently are.