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What Is Hemp?

The NIDA Blog Team
November 04, 2015

Is hemp the same thing as marijuana? The answer is more complicated than you might think. Read More »

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How Does Addiction Taste? Flavored Tobacco Products and e-Cigs Are No Safer than Unflavored

The NIDA Blog Team
October 23, 2015

E-cigarettes and hookah tobacco are sometimes flavored like fruit or candy, but liquid nicotine with flavors is just as unhealthy as its plain cousin. Read More »

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Snuff It, Chew It, Snort It, Hookah-Pipe It. Tobacco by Any Other Name Is Still Tobacco, and It Causes Cancer.

The NIDA Blog Team
October 19, 2015

Let’s be clear: No tobacco product is safe. Read More »

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Why Be a Zombie?—Spice and Health Risks

The NIDA Blog Team
August 18, 2015

If you use Spice, you don’t know what you’re putting into your body—or what those unknown ingredients can do once they get inside you. Read More »

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Concerts and Drugs: Is There a Way to Reduce the Dangers?

The NIDA Blog Team
June 09, 2015

Concert festivals are all about good music, good friends, and big crowds. But for some people, these events are also about using drugs. Read More »