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What we know about e-cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are a device that delivers nicotine or other chemicals to people via an aerosol vapour. They are

Do cigarettes increase the risk of psychosis?

Do cigarettes increase the risk of psychosis?

It’s been found that people with psychotic disorders (severe mental disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that cause abnormal thinking

Emphysema

What is emphysema? Emphysema is a chronic (ongoing) condition affecting the lungs. In people with emphysema, the walls of the

Video: Ice addiction – Jack’s story

Video transcript Jack Nagel When I first tried ice at 18, I was in a stereotypical stage of my life,

Moderate alcohol consumption reduces brain function

Alcohol use is common and while the negative effects associated with ‘binge’ drinking are well documented, there is mixed evidence

Benzodiazepines: what are the effects?

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

Pregnancy, alcohol and other drugs

Pregnancy is a time of great change. If you are pregnant, or thinking about having a baby, it is important

Video: Hangovers – is beer before wine better?

If you think a binge drinking session is less toxic if you change the order of your drinks – you’d

Benzodiazepines: what are they?

Benzodiazepines (pronounced ben-zoh-die-az-a-pins) are depressant drugs. This means that they slow down the activity of the central nervous system and

Amphetamines: what are they?

Amphetamines belong to a group of drugs called stimulants. Amphetamines speed up the messages going between the brain and the

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