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Real Teens Ask: Why Do Teens Who Smoke Think They Are So Cool?

Sara Bellum
September 14, 2010

Many teens have questions about drugs. On Drug Facts Chat Day, NIDA scientists get to listen in and answer these questions from students all across the country. Read More »

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New Rules for Cigarette Companies

Sara Bellum
August 31, 2010

As the 1-year anniversary of the signing of the Tobacco Control Act approaches, new rules that let the Government regulate tobacco products are going into effect. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Will Drugs Hurt an Unborn Baby?

Sara Bellum
August 24, 2010

Lots of teens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »

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Want To Look Your Best? Don’t Smoke

Sara Bellum
July 07, 2010

Many teens and their parents spend money on clothes, haircuts, braces, perfumes, athletic gear and sports memberships, all to try and look their best. But smoking cigarettes can cancel out all these hard-earned efforts. Besides diseases like cancer and emphysema, smoking can cause: Read More »

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No More Smoking: May 31, 2010

Sara Bellum
May 31, 2010

Get this: There are more than one billion smokers on planet Earth. Yep, that’s a billion people around the world whose nicotine addiction is leading to high rates of cancer and emphysema, increased air pollution and death. Read More »