Smokers At Greater Risk of Alcohol-Use Disorders

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Popular and clinical lore support the strong connection between smoking and alcohol consumption.

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Adolescent smokers appear to have a greater vulnerability to developing alcohol-use disorders.

Results indicate that smoking "primes" the brain for subsequent addiction to alcohol and possibly other drugs.

Both academic studies and casual observation support the view that smokers tend to drink, and drinkers tend to smoke. New research using nationally representative data from the U.S. finds that smokers

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