Recovery research is in dire straits

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The Fix has a piece on the poor state of addiction funding, but focuses on research for pharmacological solutions. The conclusion is controversial: The gorilla in the room around this question turns out to be the ideology of the decision makers. “There are ideological constraints tied to what gets funded,” says Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive […]

e-cigarettes not aimed at young people? Not much.

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A tobacco dependence expert reassures us that e-cigarettes won’t lead to smoking tobacco: Professor Peter Hajek, director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at Queen Mary University of London, claimed that “virtually nobody” who is a non-smoker experimenting with e-cigarettes would move on to daily smoking Maybe not, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping […]