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E-cigarettes might be growing in popularity, especially among regular cigarette smokers. But a new study suggests that as a tool to help smokers quit, they may not be very effective.The study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco was a small one, looking at 949 smokers, including 88 smokers who.........TO READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE AND SEE VIDEO, CLICK ANYWHERE ON TEXT ...

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These Photos Show How Heroin, Cocaine and Oxycodone Change Your Appearance Over Time TO READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE AND SEE MORE PICTURES, CLICK ANYWHERE ON TEXT ...

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Addiction: Character Defect or Chronic Disease? Recently, numerous media sources have implied that addicts ought to make better choices; addiction science cautions that is not always possible. Describing addiction as a reflection of moral character and choice takes us back to an earlier, more ignorant time. Science now shows that addiction, including alcoholism, is not a simple phenomenon. It stems from multiple causes rather than character flaws. Many of us as medical professionals use a medical model to understand addiction. Drugs, alcohol, and illicit substances activate reward systems in the brain, which cause people to feel pleasure and create memories. Each individual has a ...