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Home > Research Articles > Link between attractions of drinking and smoking

Health Media Ltd

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Health Media Ltd

Mecamylamine, a drug used to block the effects of nicotine in the brain, also reduces the euphoric effects of alcohol and reduces the desire to drink. Researchers at the University of Chicago say their findings extend previous observations made in animals that alcohol produces its mood-altering effects partly through actions on the nicotinic receptor system. Harriet de Wit, an associate professor of psychiatry at the university, says, "These findings also fit nicely with observations that alcohol users are often also smokers, and smokers tend to drink more than non-smokers." (HealthScout 15/05/03)

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