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Environmental contamination from E-cigarette, cigarette, Cigar, and cannabis products

11/10/2019

E-cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis products are littering high schools. sciencedaily.com. October 10, 2019. Summary: High schools in the San Francisco Bay area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes, cannabis products and combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigarillos, a new study has found.High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area […]


Pathology of vaping-associated lung injury, study

03/10/2019

Vaping-associated lung injury may be caused by toxic chemical fumes, study finds. sciencedaily.com. October 02, 2019. Summary: Research into the pathology of vaping-associated lung injury is in its early stages, but a study finds that lung injuries from vaping most likely are caused by direct toxicity or tissue damage from noxious chemical fumes. Cigarrillo electrónico […]


E-cigarettes are not safe

13/09/2019

E-cigarettes: Smoking Cessation Aid or Dangerous Addiction? By Anna Sayburn. medscape.com. September 10, 2019. Recent reports of a death in the US linked to vaping, and of almost 200 cases of lung disease, have caused alarm about the widespread use of e-cigarettes. Cigarrillo electrónico en uso (elmundo.es) Director of the US Centers for Disease Control […]



Association of smoking cessation with subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease, study

21/08/2019

Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. sciencedaily.com. August 20, 2019. Summary: Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 39% within five years if they quit, according to a new study Fumando espero… (Sertox) Heavy cigarette smokers with at least […]


Binge alcohol is more injurious to liver in female than in male rats, study

20/08/2019

Binge drinking may be more damaging to women. sciencedaily.com. August 19, 2019. Female rats more susceptible to liver injury after three binge drinking episodes. Summary: In a recently published study examining the effects of binge drinking on rats, researchers discovered that female rats who were of equal age and weight to male rats were more […]


Cue reactivity in the ventral striatum characterizes heavy cannabis use, study

14/06/2019

Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction. sciencedaily.com. June 13, 2019. Individual differences in brain systems for habitual behavior distinguish heavy cannabis users who develop an addiction. Summary: A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren’t, according to […]


Canadian neuroscientists offer insights into the long-term effects of adolescent cannabis use

26/05/2019

Growing up high: Neurobiological consequences of adolescent cannabis use. eurekalert.org. May 25, 2019. Canadian neuroscientists offer insights into the long-term effects of adolescent cannabis use. About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis (19% of Canadians aged 15-19), and its recent legalization across the country warrants investigation into the consequence of this use on the […]



Those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who do not

19/04/2019

Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies. eurekalert.org. April 19, 2019.  New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of […]


Revenue losses to State and Federal Government from opioid-related employment reductions, study

14/04/2019

Opioid epidemic may have cost US governments $37.8 billion in tax revenue. sciencedaily.com. April 11, 2019. Summary: The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss. Sobredosis de metadona y otros opioides (CDC) The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. […]


Conventional and genetic evidence on alcohol and vascular disease aetiology, study

05/04/2019

Even low alcohol consumption is bad news for strokes – study. theguardian.com. April 05, 2019. Moderate drinking of one or two glasses a day does not protect against stroke, say researchers. A low level of alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke, new research suggests, in the latest blow to the idea that a few […]



Parental smoking were linked to an increased risk of hearts birth defects

26/03/2019

Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies’ Hearts. By  Robert Preidt. healthday.com.  March 24, 2019. Fathers-to-be who expose their pregnant partners to secondhand smoke put their babies at risk of heart defects, researchers warn. For the new study, investigators in China reviewed 125 studies that included a total of nearly 9 million prospective parents and […]


Study among the first to suggest moderate drinking harms, rather than protects, heart health

10/03/2019

Moderate alcohol consumption linked with high blood pressure. sciencedaily.com. March 7, 2019. Study among the first to suggest moderate drinking harms, rather than protects, heart health. Summary: A study of more than 17,000 US adults shows that moderate alcohol consumption — seven to 13 drinks per week — substantially raises one’s risk of high blood […]


When parents abuse prescription opioids, their teenagers may follow their example, study

27/02/2019

Too Often, Opioid Abuse Runs in the Family, Study Shows. By Amy Norton. consumer.healthday.com. February 25, 2019. When parents abuse prescription painkillers, their teenagers may follow their example, a new study finds. Sobredosis de metadona y otros opioides (CDC) The study of thousands of U.S. teenagers found that kids were 30 percent more likely to […]


Cannabis use in adolescence linked to risk of depression, anxiety and suicidality in young adulthood

14/02/2019

Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults. eurekalert.org. February 13, 2019. Cannabis use among adolescents is found to be associated with increased risk of depression and anxiety in adulthood.  While there has been a lot of focus on the role of cannabis use in psychosis, there has been less attention on […]


Changes in genes are associated with greater subjective and behavioral motivation for alcohol

14/02/2019

Heavy drinking may change DNA, leading to increased craving for alcohol. sciencedaily.com. January 29, 2019. Genetic vicious cycle may reinforce risky drinking behavior.Summary: Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a new study. ‘Binge drinking’: una sóla no alcanza (Sertox) Binge and […]


What works to help teens that get hooked on vaping to quit

03/02/2019

As Millions of Teens Get Hooked on Vaping, What Works to Help Them Quit? By Dennis Thompson. consumer.healthday.com. January 31, 2019. E-cigarette use is surging among American teenagers, with millions of kids flirting with nicotine addiction by regularly vaping. Cigarrillo electrónico en uso (elmundo.es) Unfortunately, these kids are going to face a rocky road if […]


Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, study

22/01/2019

Some pregnant women don’t believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus. sciencedaily.com. January 21, 2019. Summary: Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review. Exposición prenatal a … (Sertox) Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, […]




Cannabis use affects the genetic profile in sperm

20/12/2018

Exposure to cannabis alters the genetic profile of sperm. Whether genetic changes can be reversed or are passed on to children is still unknown. sciencedaily.com. December 19, 2018. Summary: New research suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they’ve […]


Self-report and urine drug tests among primary care patients on buprenorphine, study

20/12/2018

Urine drug testing may be important in early phases of addiction treatment. sciencedaily.com. December 20, 2018. Summary: A new study shows that urine drug testing can be a useful tool to treat patients with opioid use disorder in a primary care setting.A new study performed by Boston Medical Center (BMC) and faculty at the Boston […]


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