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Graphic of the ingredients in a cigarette.

Cigarettes: More Dangerous Than Before

The NIDA Blog Team
November 20, 2014

The U.S. Surgeon General says that cigarettes are more harmful now than in the 1950s because tobacco companies have added more toxic chemicals. Read More »

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‘Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz’ Helps Clear Up the Confusion

The NIDA Blog Team
November 17, 2014

Younger people are beginning to view marijuana as ‘okay’ or ‘normal.’ It reminds us of tobacco nearly 100 years ago—and not in a good way. Read More »

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Two packaged marijuana edible products with ingredient labels.

Marijuana “Edibles” Make Candy Complicated

The NIDA Blog Team
November 10, 2014

A single serving of a marijuana edible can’t have more than 10 milligrams of THC in it. But there can be up to ten servings in the product. Read More »

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A series of pictures from the infographic that depicts how cocaine and germs contaminate our money.

Dirty Money: How Cocaine and Germs Contaminate Our Cash

The NIDA Blog Team
November 06, 2014

One bill with cocaine on it can contaminate an entire cash drawer or ATM. It’s a little like someone with a cold—if he or she sneezes on you, the chances are good that you’ll catch what the individual has. Read More »

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Does Marijuana Make You More Creative?

The NIDA Blog Team
November 03, 2014

Some marijuana users says its mind-altering effect—the “high”—makes them feel more creative, but it’s actually an illusion. Read More »

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