A new report published by the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research found that flavored cigars are especially popular among 18- to 24-year-olds—more than 57 percent of cigar smokers in that age group say they smoke flavored cigars—and less common among older adults and those with more education and income.
Teens who regularly smoke marijuana are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence as adults and are also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems later in life, than their peers who abstained, according to a new study conducted by Duke University and London’s King’s College.
This week, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) released the 17th annual National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens. This year’s back-to-school survey reveals that 86 percent of American high school students say that classmates are using drugs, drinking and smoking during the school day and almost half know a student who sells drugs at their school.
A new report shows that 37.2 percent of substance abuse treatment admissions involve both alcohol and drug abuse. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 23.1 percent of all admissions reported the abuse of alcohol and one other drug, and 14.1 percent reported the abuse of alcohol and two or more drugs.
The content of alcohol ads placed in magazines is more likely to be in violation of industry guidelines if the ad appears in a magazine with sizable youth readership, according to a new study from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The percentage of admissions to state-funded substance abuse treatment facilities citing opiates other than heroin as a primary substance of abuse continue to increase, according to recently released data from the national Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). The data was reported in the July 30th edition of "Cesar Fax," which is published by the University of Maryland’s Center for Substance Abuse Research.
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that while total consumption of all smoked tobacco products declined by 27.5 percent between 2000 and 2011, and total cigarette consumption continued an 11-year downward trend with a 2.5 percent decline from 2010 to 2011, there were sharp increases in adult consumption of pipe tobacco (used for roll-your-own cigarettes) and cigarette-like cigars since 2008.
Coordinated strategies that address alcohol availability, alcohol policy enforcement and drinking norms can help colleges and their communities protect students from the harms of high-risk drinking, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Almost three-quarters of adolescents in two Colorado substance abuse treatment programs reported using medical marijuana that was not prescribed to them, according to a new study reported on Healio.com.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University this week released a five-year national study “Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice” that finds that while about 7 in 10 people with diseases like hypertension, major depression and diabetes receive treatment, only about 1 in 10 people who need treatment for substance abuse addiction receive it. Of those who do receive treatment, most do not receive anything that approximates evidence-based care.
Graphic warning labels on cigarette packs used throughout the world to deter people from smoking by using stark images of blackened lungs or diseased individuals along with warnings of tobacco's health effects are working, CBS News reports.
Data from national surveys reveal a trend for 50- to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting past-month abuse of illicit drugs — including the non-medical use of prescription drugs — more than doubled from 2002 to 2010, going from 907,000 to 2,375,000, or from 2.7 to 5.8 percent in this population.