Genetics

How genes affect tobacco and alcohol use

The use of alcohol and tobacco is closely linked to several diseases, and is a contributing factor in many deaths. A recent study using data from 1.2 million people has now been published in the journal Nature Genetics. Several ...

Oncology & Cancer

Alcohol, tobacco consumption tied to cancer mortality

(HealthDay)—Alcohol consumption per capita is positively associated with overall cancer mortality among older men and women over a 20-year period, according to a study published online July 13 in JAMA Network Open.

Health

Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

Every minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts say, in an industry that generates billions of dollars.

Health

Blunt products more popular in states where marijuana is legal

A study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health finds that cigars commonly used to roll blunts—hollowed out cigars that are filled with marijuana and smoked—dominate the cigar marketplace ...

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