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E-Cig Popularity on the Rise

Sara Bellum
July 09, 2014

As states continue to pass laws that restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, this post from 2013 explores why they've become so popular with teens. Read More »

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World No Tobacco Day: Banning Tobacco Promotion

Sara Bellum
May 30, 2013

Worldwide, nearly 6 million people die each year because of tobacco use. That’s enough to fill about 60 average football stadiums. Read More »

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Marijuana in a greenhouse

Can It Be Bad If It’s Natural?

Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer
March 26, 2013

“Marijuana is natural, so how can it be harmful?” Lots of teens ask us this question, and it’s a good one—a great question, in fact. Read More »

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A phone with apps around it.

Don't Be Fooled -- Even Your Phone App Could Be Advertising

Sara Bellum
January 10, 2013

As more and more people use smartphones, a world of virtual games, social networking, and fun apps are at their fingertips 24/7. Photo-sharing and exercise-tracking apps can be useful and fun. Others, though, may have devious intentions, like trying to get you hooked on smoking. Read More »

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Scared teen girl

Scare Tactics: Does Fear Influence Your Opinion About Drug Abuse?

Sara Bellum
February 28, 2012

For decades, organizations have used scare tactics to discourage teens from abusing drugs. Read More »

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