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Rewards treat alcohol abuse in those with mental illness

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have shown that offering prizes – from simple shampoo to DVD players – can be an effective, low-cost treatment for alcohol abuse, the nation’s third leading preventable cause of death. » More …

WSU Tri-Cities to become tobacco free beginning Aug. 22

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

quit-smokingRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities will join the other WSU campuses and more than 900 universities nationwide in becoming tobacco free beginning Aug. 22. » More …

Researcher receives $2.6M to study tobacco carcinogens

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Lazarus-smallSPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $2.6 million federal grant to study the body’s ability to keep tobacco smoke components from causing cancer. » More …