bannerHON
img
HONnews
HONnews
img PATIENT / PARTICULIER img PROFESSIONNEL DE SANTE img WEBMESTRE img
img
 
img
HONcode sites
Khresmoi - new !
HONselect
News
Conferences
Images

Themes:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Browse archive:
2017: D N O S A J J M A M F J
2016: D

 
  Other news for:
Smoking
 Resources from HONselect
For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot
Survey found smoking-plus-drinking was favored, and findings could point to better ways to quit both

By Robert Preidt

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- At parties across America, young adult smokers are more likely to pair cigarettes with alcohol than with a "joint."

"Our findings show that co-use of cigarettes and alcohol could be more pleasurable than co-use of cigarettes and marijuana," co-first author Noah Gubner, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco's Institute for Health Policy Studies, said in a school news release.

The results could also point the way to better efforts to help young adults stop all unhealthy habits, the researchers added.

"Smoking cessation interventions should highlight these differences and address co-use to effectively help people cope with triggers to smoke," added co-first author Johannes Thrul, a postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.

For the study, researchers surveyed more than 500 smokers in the United States. They were between 18 and 25 years old.

The study participants smoked more than 40 percent of their cigarettes while under the influence of alcohol or marijuana.

Both alcohol and marijuana users reported increased pleasure from smoking cigarettes when drinking alcohol. Binge drinking didn't increase the pleasure of smoking. And in general, the pleasure of smoking cigarettes didn't increase when using marijuana.

Past research has shown that the combination of cigarettes and alcohol leads to a greater feeling of reward for users, the researchers noted.

"Since the main route of administration for marijuana is smoking, some aspects of marijuana use (such as the smoke, lighting of a joint, the throat feeling when inhaling smoke) may serve as cues that increase urges to smoke cigarettes," the authors wrote.

"In addition, certain individuals may enjoy aspects of smoking in general, regardless of substance," they wrote.

Thrul said the new study suggests there are different reasons why people use cigarettes with alcohol or with marijuana.

The study was published online April 18 in the journal Addiction Research & Theory.

More information

The American Cancer Society offers a guide to quitting smoking.

SOURCE: University of California, San Francisco, news release, April 18, 2017

Copyright © 2017 HealthDay. All rights reserved. URL:http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=721743

Resources from HONselect: HONselect is the HON's medical search engine. It retrieves scientific articles, images, conferences and web sites on the selected subject.
Smoking
Research Personnel
Adult
Joints
Emotions
The list of medical terms above are retrieved automatically from the article.

Disclaimer: The text presented on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice. It is for your information only and may not represent your true individual medical situation. Do not hesitate to consult your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified healthcare professional.
Be advised that HealthDay articles are derived from various sources and may not reflect your own country regulations. The Health On the Net Foundation does not endorse opinions, products, or services that may appear in HealthDay articles.


Inicio img Sobre nosotros img Rincón de la prensa img Boletín HON img Mapa del sitio img Política ética img Contactos