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  • 17 November 2014

    E-cigarettes and Dutch youth

    An exploratory study has found that Dutch young people who have experience with e-cigarettes are more likely to be daily tobacco smokers. Young people appear to regard e-cigarettes more as a new ‘substance’ to experiment with than as an aid to quit smoking. No conclusions could be drawn as to whether e-cigarettes might form a gateway to tobacco use.Read further

  • 15 November 2014

    Associations between lifestyle and mental health problems

    The Trimbos Institute has investigated whether combinations of various lifestyle factors (smoking, alcohol, exercise and nutrition) can be linked to mental disorders. The study employed data from the second wave of NEMESIS-2 (Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study 2), a large-scale epidemiologic study conducted by the Trimbos Institute that determines the prevalence of mental health problems in the Dutch population. Data collection in the second wave took place from 2010 to 2012.Read further

  • 14 November 2014

    VIDI study at Trimbos Institute on the influence of parental drinking behaviours on children

    What role do parents’ drinking behaviours play in their children’s knowledge and attitudes about alcohol use? That is the central focus of a new, five-year study by the Trimbos Institute and Radboud University, funded by the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (VIDI) of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).Read further