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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tobacco and Alcohol: Learning From Each Other International Conference

12th and 13th October 2011
Parc Thistle Hotel, Cardiff, Wales

Cigarette smoking is highly prevalent among people with alcohol use disorders. People who are dependent on alcohol are three times more likely than those in the general population to be smokers, and people who are dependent on tobacco are four times more likely than the general population to be dependent on alcohol. Alcohol use problems are associated with higher levels of nicotine dependence and a lower likelihood -of smoking cessation.
The link between alcohol and tobacco has important implications for those in the alcohol and smoking cessation treatment and policy fields. More alcoholics die of tobacco-related illness than die of alcohol-related problems.
Although the health threats of smoking are clear, many unanswered questions remain about how to best approach smoking cessation in alcohol dependent populations. Effective treatment hinges on a better understanding of how these substances—and their addictions—interact.

The conference will enable alcohol and tobacco treatment providers and policy makers the opportunity to learn from each other. In addition to co-use issues, the conference will offer alcohol and tobacco specific sessions for practitioners.

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