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Colorado’s Answer to Marijuana’s Makeover

October 06, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The rise of medical marijuana—and the legalization of marijuana in two states—has begun to change marijuana’s reputation. Read More »

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E-Cig Popularity on the Rise

July 09, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

As states continue to pass laws that restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, this post from 2013 explores why they've become so popular with teens. Read More »

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Woman saying no to tobacco

World No Tobacco Day: Banning Tobacco Promotion

May 30, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Worldwide, nearly 6 million people die each year because of tobacco use. That’s enough to fill about 60 average football stadiums. Read More »

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Marijuana in a greenhouse

Can It Be Bad If It’s Natural?

March 26, 2013  /  Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer

“Marijuana is natural, so how can it be harmful?” Lots of teens ask us this question, and it’s a good one—a great question, in fact. Read More »

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Don't Be Fooled -- Even Your Phone App Could Be Advertising

January 10, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

As more and more people use smartphones, a world of virtual games, social networking, and fun apps are at their fingertips 24/7. Photo-sharing and exercise-tracking apps can be useful and fun. Others, though, may have devious intentions, like trying to get you hooked on smoking. Read More »

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