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Using Drugs When Pregnant Harms the Baby

Sara Bellum
September 26, 2013

Did you know that using alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs during pregnancy can harm the mother and her baby? Everything a pregnant woman eats, drinks, or takes affects the baby. Using drugs can hurt the baby’s growth or even cause the baby to get sick. Read More »

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Secondhand Smoke: You’re Exposed to More Than You Think

Sara Bellum
April 23, 2013

Many of us don’t realize how much secondhand smoke we inhale each day. We tend to forget about the person smoking outside a restaurant or sitting on a park bench. People’s smoking in the apartment next door affects us as well. Read More »

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The Ability To Quit: Written in Your Genes?

Sara Bellum
April 16, 2013

The relationship between genes and addiction is complex. Read More »

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Butt In: Help Reduce Cigarette Butt Litter

Sara Bellum
February 26, 2013

We already know how harmful smoking is to your health, but did you know it can be bad for the environment? Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the United States—and the world. Read More »

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What’s in Cigarette Smoke, Anyway?

Sara Bellum
February 19, 2013

Stanford University professor Dr. Robert Proctor looked through tons of public documents to find out what tobacco companies put in cigarettes. Read More »