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23/01/2017 - How stopping smoking aids mental health
Successful stop smoking clinics can have a significant impact on the mental health of participants with depression, according to research in the Czech Republic. More

11/01/2017 - New call to curb tobacco use
There are significant health and financial benefits from improved tobacco control policies, according to a major new report. More

20/12/2016 - Heavy drinkers need liver screening - guidance
People who drink too much alcohol should be screened for liver disease, according to draft UK guidelines published last night. More

25/11/2016 - Oral cancer rates soar
Figures reported today show how rates of oral cancer have soared this century, driven by changing lifestyles. More

24/11/2016 - How alcohol affects stroke risk
The effects of alcohol on stroke risk vary between ischaemic and haemorrhagic disease, according to a new Swedish study today. More

18/11/2016 - UK faces rising toll of alcohol-linked cancer death
Continued heavy drinking in the UK will see thousands of people dying from cancer linked to alcohol over the next 20 years, a report warns today. More

04/11/2016 - Smoking lung cell mutations measured
Smoking a packet of cigarettes a day for a year causes 150 mutations in lung cells, a report out last night revealed. More

02/11/2016 - Case reports uncover rare risks
Unexpected side effects from excessive use of energy drinks and opium have been reported by doctors. More

18/10/2016 - Abstinence drive 'undermining' drug abuse policy
British policy against drug abuse is failing because of a misguided drive to achieve abstinence, leading public health doctors say today. More

14/10/2016 - New backing for e-cigarettes
Experts have repeated their backing for e-cigarettes being used as an aid for giving up smoking. More

14/09/2016 - Steroid abuse risks diabetes precursor
Abuse of anabolic steroids can raise the risk of impaired insulin sensitivity, a European conference has been told. More

22/08/2016 - Vaping helps cut respiratory infections
Switching from cigarettes to vaping seems to lead to a reduction in respiratory infections, it has been claimed. More

08/07/2016 - Ketamine study needs volunteers
A study that will examine the efficacy of ketamine as a treatment for alcoholism is looking for volunteers. More

01/07/2016 - Alcohol deaths increase
The toll of disease linked to alcohol continues to increase in the UK - while teenagers are increasingly cautious about drinking, according to new figures. More

25/05/2016 - Europe-wide e-cigarette study released
The rate of e-cigarette use is increasing across Europe - alongside the belief that they are harmful, according to an analysis published today. More

25/05/2016 - Euro-guidance for cardiovascular health
Laws and policies around food, physical activity and smoking are key to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to new European guidance. More

17/05/2016 - Teen poisonings increase
British teens are suffering from growing numbers of poisoning incidents, many involving alcohol, according to a study published today. More

28/04/2016 - Medical backing for vaping
E-cigarettes should be backed by the government as a way to reduce the harm from smoking, according to a report published today by the Royal College of Physicians. More

27/04/2016 - Uncovering the impact of alcoholism
Common genetic predispositions may contribute to increased mortality risk and to alcohol use disorder, according to a Swedish study. More

09/03/2016 - E-cigarette use skyrocketing
E-cigarettes are now the most popular way for British smokers to try to quit their addiction, according to a study published today for No Smoking Day. More

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