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Taking Steps to Reduce Smoking

Quitting smoking is a tough task for most smokers. One healthy activity might be a great place to start.

Deadly Consequences of Heavy Drinking Were Greater for Women

Many people like to relax after work with a drink or two. But for women, having a few too many can be a dangerous thing.

Smoking, Drinking and Body Posture

For some people, smoking and drinking go hand-in-hand. Those habits, however, may affect individuals’ ability to stand up or keep from falling down.

Drinking Habits Varied After Weight Loss Surgery

Previous research has suggested that people who have surgery to lose weight tend to drink more alcohol after the surgery, but new research suggests this may not be true.

E-cigarette Poisonings Increase

Electronic cigarettes have grown in popularity over the past several years. But greater popularity and use also mean more opportunities for children to find them.

Rx May Prevent Cocaine Relapse

Part of beating drug addiction is learning how to combat the craving. Not all triggers of drug cravings are obvious, and stopping those triggers might be the key to beating addiction.

If You Give a TV Star a Cigarette

When teens see stars smoking in movies and on TV, they're more likely to light up themselves, says past research. But is the same true for adults?

Tobacco Ads Still Reaching Young Audiences

Tobacco companies are not as free to advertise as they were years ago, but a new study suggests that despite restrictions, cigarette marketing is still reaching many young people.

Vision Loss Linked to Drinking, Smoking, Lifestyle

Lifestyle habits like tobacco and alcohol consumption along with level of physical activity have wide-reaching impacts on health.

Smokers May Need Different Doses of Antipsychotics

Getting the correct dose of medication into the bloodstream means patients get the most from their medications. However, smoking may affect that process.