Jan 30, 2014 — Russia has a big problem with vodka, which is a key factor in the country's abysmal life expectancy, researchers say. But measures like banning vodka sales at night have had an immediate effect on a young Russian man's chances of living to age 55
Jan 14, 2014 — Even as smoking bans spread across the U.S., mixologists are coming up with tobacco-infused tipples. But tobacco experts say these drinks could be risky because there's no way of knowing how much nicotine is in them.
Jan 7, 2014 — Alcohol uses causes a lot of health problems, and most of the trouble strikes drinkers who aren't alcoholics. Something as simple as a five-question screening test and a brief chat about cutting back can help people change course. But more than 80 percent of adults say they've never discussed alcohol use with a health professional.
Dec 31, 2013 — Search for "Champagne, bubbles and drunk," and you'll get headlines like "Why Bubbles Make You More Giggly." But when we took a close look at the science supporting the urban legend, we weren't impressed. The effect doesn't happen to everyone, and when it does, it's just temporary.
Jul 19, 2013 — Smoking and drinking go together like, well, smoking and drinking. A study with rats sheds light on the brain chemistry behind why smokers seem to be more likely to drink, and sometimes to drink to excess.
Jul 6, 2013 — Trying to keep track of the myriad regulations governing the purchase and consumption of alcohol in Afghanistan and the region beyond could drive a person to drink.
Dec 26, 2012 — Rye was all but pushed off the market by sweeter, corn-based bourbon after Prohibition, but it might be coming back, no illegal still required. Bartenders from coast to coast seem to prefer its intense flavor for their cocktail creations.
May 25, 2012 — Phoenix-based artist William "Bill" LeGoullon reveals our favorite Memorial Day beverages in detail under the microscope. We guarantee you'll never look at beer, wine and soda the same way again.
Mar 29, 2011 — An analytic chemist has isolated hundreds of compounds that make up the world's most complex cocktail. He has some advice for amateur bartenders.
May 13, 2010 — Scottish student invents noise-canceling bubble to ensure you hear every slurry thing your friends are saying to you in loud bar.