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A new Ottawa study suggests that cutting the rate of smoking among the poor and homeless can also reduce their use of street drugs, including opioids such as heroin and fentanyl.

The study, conducted by researchers at The Bridge Engagement Centre, enlisted 80 inner-city residents in Ottawa. It offered them free nicotine replacement therapies — patches, gum or inhalers — along with peer support, mental health counselling [...]