Smoking risks more than you think

Graphic health warnings need an update. Medical Journal of Australia surveyed 1800 Australians: 8 out of 10 knew smoking causes lung cancer and

Heavy drinking a risk factor for dementia

Dementia isn’t a disease in itself – rather, it refers to symptoms of a number of brain-related illnesses. Among these

Animation: effects of smoking

While most people know that smoking cigarettes damages their health, you may not realise just how far reaching the damaging

Alcohol: how much is too much?

Studies that have reported that moderate consumption of alcohol may have health benefits for some people are now being questioned,

Amphetamines (speed): what are the effects?

The effects of any drug (including amphetamines) vary from person to person. How amphetamines affect a person depends on many

Heroin: withdrawal and treatment

What is heroin? Heroin is made from the opium poppy. It is one of a group of drugs known as

Alcohol: are you drinking too much?

Guidelines for low-risk drinking Introduction Alcohol is the most widely used legal drug in Australian society. It is so widely

Cannabis smoking could lead to leg amputation

A 26-year-old man who smoked a gram of cannabis a day has become the first Australian to be diagnosed with Cannabis

9 Reasons not to try nanging

“Nanging” is the inhalation of nitrous oxide (N2O) from the bulbs or cartridges used to whip up cream. 9 reasons

7 Worrying facts about ice use in Australia

A national survey of 1053 Australians asked about their knowledge and attitudes towards ice (crystalline methamphetamine) and other illicit drugs.

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