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New paper (open access) in @AddictionJrnl from @CABR_LSBU
testing the efficacy of Allen Carr's Easyway to quit smoking compared to behavioural and pharmacological smoking cessation support service available at

Date set for UK-wide summit in Glasgow on tackling drug misuse-Feb 27th 2020

Big Tobacco wants social media influencers to promote its products – can the platforms stop it? via @ConversationUK

9 February is deadline for invited symposia at SSA 2020 Annual Conference. Don’t miss your chance to programme a session further details at

Just Published: 'Drinking motivations in UK serving & exserving military personnel' which found that probable #depression, #anxiety & #ptsd were associated with higher drinking to cope.|Occupational Medicine @kcmhr

Substance misuse disorder linked to high risk of self-harm - The Lancet Psychiatry

Duncan Selbie's Friday Message - 24 January 2020 includes vaping