Genes influence smoking and drinking behaviors

Comprehensive genome study found that 566 genetic variants influence addictive behaviors, which can be classified to 68 clusters contributing to regular smoking, and 10 clusters linked to number of alcoholic drinks per week.

More: Association studies of up to 1.2 million individuals yield new insights into the genetic etiology of tobacco and alcohol use, M. Liu et al., published 14th January 2019, doi:10.1038/s41588-018-0307-5