Research and Cigarette Smoking

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The first major quantitative study linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer was published in 1928.  Forty years later, 50% of adults in the United States were still smoking cigarettes.  Today the prevalence is 20% of adults. How long does it take for important health findings to translate into practice?  How long will it take for… Read more »

Drug Addiction Treatment

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The addict conceives that he is insufficient without drugs, that his existence can only be maintained through drugs. It is our job to help him realize that survival is possible without drugs, indeed that life can be enhanced without drugs. This applies, by corollary, not only to illegal and legal “recreational” drugs, but also to… Read more »