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How can nicotine be good for me?

Nicotine based drugs are currently under development by pharmaceutical companies. Find out which ailments could be treated with nicotine based drugs.


Does alcohol affect creativity?

Does alcohol affect creativity?

Just how linked are creative genius and a good cocktail? Find out if alcohol affects creativity at HowStuffWorks. See more »

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

Drugs are part of our lives, for better or for worse. Learn about your brain on drugs by taking our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is there a link between alcohol and diabetes?

Is there a link between alcohol and diabetes?

Is it safe to drink alcohol if you have diabetes? Learn about the relationship between alcohol and diabetes to get informed. See more »

What is the difference between binge drinking and alcoholism?

What is the difference between binge drinking and alcoholism?

Some binge drinkers are alcoholics, and some alcoholics are binge drinkers, but the two don't totally overlap. Learn more. See more »

Can alcohol cause anxiety?

Can alcohol cause anxiety?

Does alcohol cause anxiety? Learn about the many ways alcohol can affect anxiety. See more »

How long does alcohol stay in your system?

How long does alcohol stay in your system?

How long does alcohol say in your system? Find out and learn a little blood alcohol math. See more »

What does alcohol proof mean?

What does alcohol proof mean?

Alcohol proof is always twice the alcohol percentage, right? Wrong. Learn what alcohol proof really means. See more »

What's an alcohol vaporizer?

What's an alcohol vaporizer?

The alcohol vaporizer, which manufacturers claim gets you drunker faster -- with none of the bad side effects. Let's examine those claims. See more »

What is the relationship between alcohol and gout?

What is the relationship between alcohol and gout?

Is drinking alcohol OK if you have gout? Learn about the relationship between gout and alcohol to get informed. See more »

Why do some antibiotics interact with alcohol?

Why do some antibiotics interact with alcohol?

Some antibiotics don't mix with alcohol. Find out why you can't drink while taking some antibiotics. See more »