A new study provides clues about the brain mechanisms that drive people to abuse alcohol. The study found a link between how good people feel after they drink, and the amount of endorphins—proteins with opiate-like effects—released in their brain.
Princess Cruise Lines will ban smoking in its staterooms and balconies starting Monday. While more cruise lines are banning cigarettes, policies on e-cigarettes vary among the cruise lines, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Smoking cessation resources have been diminishing over the past few years in Ohio, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The New Jersey legislature this week approved a bill that would allow adults to buy syringes without a prescription. The bill was revised when Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto stating said he would not approve the measure unless buyers were required to show a photo ID, or otherwise prove to pharmacists they are at least 18.
Doctors are more effective in promoting smoking cessation by offering help to all smokers, rather than simply advising smokers to quit and only offering assistance to those who express interest in doing so, according to a new study.
A new study shows a program that provides a system of incentives for good behavior helps parolees reduce marijuana use. The system was not found to be successful among those who use stimulants or opiates, Medical News Today reports.
Oxycodone prescriptions jumped 82 percent in New York State from 2007 to 2010, The New York Times reports.
Indianapolis, which will host the Super Bowl on February 5, has changed its laws to allow retail permit holders to sell alcohol on that day, as well as the prior Sunday, within the downtown Super Bowl zone.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 38 million American adults are binge drinkers, and most of them are ages 18 to 34.
Low to moderate use of marijuana is less harmful to the lungs than tobacco exposure, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.