Using human embryonic stem cells to study nicotine's effect in development shows defects in cellular communication and longevity, say Stanford scientists.
Opioid epidemic makes eastern inroads and targets African-Americans
A new study has found that opioid-related deaths are highest on the East Coast and opioids are affecting an increasing number of African-Americans.
Juul instigated a “nicotine arms race”, researchers say
Experts studying nicotine and e-cigarette norms say that Juul has instigated a "nicotine arms race," causing a shift across the e-cigarette industry.
Heroin as a repugnant market: Is it time for a different solution?
Alvin Roth, a Nobel laureate and Stanford faculty member, explains how the economic concept of repugnant markets applies to heroin in the United States.
Brain scans offer clue to drug relapse risk, study finds
Small trial conducted by Stanford researchers links activity in the brain's reward processing system with drug relapse in patient cohort.
How early physical therapy can lessen the long-term need for opioids
Patients who undergo physical therapy soon after a pain diagnosis are less likely to use opioids in the long term, a Stanford-Duke study finds.
“Safely doing less” to lower addiction risk from opioids prescribed by dentists
Young people prescribed opioids by dental providers were at increased risk of developing opioid addiction in the following year, a Stanford study found.
National anti-smoking campaign helps smokers with mental health conditions try to quit
An anti-smoking ad campaign featuring a woman with depression helps smokers with mental health conditions attempt to quit.
Stanford tobacco researcher weighs in on JUUL
In this commentary, Stanford tobacco expert Robert Jackler adds context to the recent decision by JUUL to stop direct social media in the U.S.
Journalist examines OxyContin’s role in opioid crisis
During a talk at Stanford, journalist and author Barry Meier discussed his nearly two-decade long investigation into OxyContin and Purdue Pharma.
An in-depth look at addiction, “a chronic, treatable medical condition”
A recent NOVA episode focused on our country's addiction problem and highlighted the work of numerous researchers.
New analysis examines the importance of location in the opioid crisis
A team of economists have examined the importance of location and opioid prevalence to help tease out the relative importance of supply in the epidemic.
Stanford team looks at dangers of teens’ vaping habits
New Stanford research shows alarming trends in teens' use of a popular vaping device, suggesting they need better education about its addictive potential.
A look at the cigarette epidemic in China
A new book by Stanford researchersexamines China’s cigarette industry to understand the root causes of our global cigarette epidemic.
Looking beyond opioids: Stanford pain psychologist briefs Congress
Stanford pain specialist argues for comprehensive and personalized treatments as Congress considers legislation to combat the opioid crisis.
Stealth vaping fad hidden from parents, teachers
Stealth vaping fad fueled by JUUL, the most popular of the electronic cigarette devices, hooks teens on nicotine while hiding it from parents, teachers.