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Teen Researcher Asks: Why Do E-Cigs Harm the Lungs?

June 04, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

She discovered an interesting—and unsettling—connection between e-cig vapor and burning garbage.  Read More »

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Fentanyl: A Big Danger in Small Amounts

May 29, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A recent report found that nearly half of overdose deaths that are related to opioids involve fentanyl. Read More »

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Drug Use and Mental Health Problems: What’s the Connection?

May 14, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People addicted to drugs are about twice as likely to suffer from mental health disorders, and vice versa.  Read More »

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Teen Drug Use Is Down—But Teen Overdoses Are Up

May 07, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teen overdoses from heroin and fentanyl are on the rise—and even one teen overdose is too many. Read More »

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E-Cigs Are Risky—Whatever They Look Like

May 02, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The JUUL design may look slick, but don’t let it fool you: Inside, it has the same nicotine that’s in regular cigarettes. Read More »

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