Switching to very low nicotine content cigarettes decreases alcohol use.

Dr. Dermody and colleagues recently published work in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research that found that 1) nicotine reduction in cigarettes similarly reduced smoking outcomes for individuals who do not drink, drink lightly, or drink and experience problems and that 2) nicotine reduction reduced alcohol use, but it took some time for this to happen. To put it another way – we found that when people smoke cigarettes with very low amounts of nicotine, they reduce their alcohol use (not just their smoking and nicotine exposure).

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