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Teen Friendships Rely—but Don’t Depend—on Technology

The NIDA Blog Team
November 16, 2015

Technology isn't removing personal interaction from teens’ social lives; it's expanding the ways interaction can happen. Read More »

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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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Can World Series Baseball Knock Chewing Tobacco out of the Park?

The NIDA Blog Team
October 30, 2015

Chewing tobacco has been a tradition in professional baseball for decades, but it can be every bit as dangerous as smoking tobacco. 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 »