UNC Health Talk

Category: Substance Abuse

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December 28, 2020

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Alcohol

Here’s how you can evaluate your drinking habits to see if you might want to make a change.

Addiction, Substance Abuse

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December 27, 2017

Should You Take a ‘Dry January’?

Quitting drinking cold turkey for 30 days can result in some immediate health benefits, but it’s not a safe step for heavy drinkers.

Addiction, Substance Abuse, Wellness

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Alcohol and Breast Cancer

May 1, 2017

Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk...

In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The association has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.

Social Justice, Substance Abuse

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December 14, 2016

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Adam Goldstein

November 21, 2016

Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especial...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, concluded in a study published in Tobacco Control that banning non-menthol flavors like fruit and candy could reduce use of most tobacco products across the globe, especially among adolescents.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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September 29, 2016

Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reporte...

In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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August 25, 2016

UNC expert weighs in on e-cigarette debate

Rob Tarran, PhD, says much is unknown about the effects of vaping, but data thus far suggest it is not harmless.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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