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Study reveals link between tobacco and opioids

January 09, 2019 05:44 PM

A new study reveals a link between the use of tobacco and opioids. These findings come from an annual survey of patients across the United States.

It showed tobacco users were more likely to get prescriptions for opioids with muscle relaxers and sedatives than people who did not use tobacco.

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There was no explanation why smokers were more likely to be given those drugs.

Earlier research shows taking these drugs at the same time can increase the risk for opioid addiction.

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