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By Marquise Middleton ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ Today is "The Great American Smoke-Out", a day where smokers are urged to kick the habit. It's hard yes, but it is possible, especially with this free program at Washington University. Brad Serengeli, a former...
Surveys over a decade indicate positive behavioral shifts
Many states allow medical pot, but few med schools address it
First edition of Hazelden Betty Ford’s new Emerging Drug Trends report looks at higher potencies, synthetics and dabbing
Congratulations to Dr. Laura Bierut for winning the Langley Award. The 2018 Langley Award for Basic Research on Nicotine and Tobacco is awarded by the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT). The Langley Award is named in honor of John Newport...
It’s one of the hardest habits to break, but may be even tougher for one vulnerable group of people who are not getting the help they need to kick this habit.
More than half of young marijuana users encounter online ads, survey finds
Few get treatments, counseling to help them quit
Tatiana Bierut is first author on a paper published in Prevention Science, “Exploring Marijuana Advertising on Weedmaps, a Popular Online Directory” resulting from her 2015 IPH summer research project.
Breaking habit also halves lung cancer risk
Internet technologies may help underserved populations participate in medical research studies, but relying on those technologies to get broader participation isn’t likely to work, a new study suggests.
Most past genetic research has analyzed DNA from women of European ancestry
Fewer adolescents also report using marijuana
States with stricter laws that ease teens into driving have lower rates of teen alcohol use
Social media use has surged over the past decade especially among young adults and teenagers.
The Institute for Public Health will award $15,000 to Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD, in Washington University’s Department of Psychiatry, to support her project “Examination of the role of social media on substance use and violence behaviors.”
Marijuana use is on the rise, with an estimated 12.5 percent of adults living in the United States reportedly using the drug at least once in 2013, according to a new study that looked at drug usage over the span of a decade.
Study may aid efforts to tailor smoking-cessation treatments to individual cigarette smokers, based on their DNA.