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Cigarettes Versus the Scale

August 30, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever heard friends say they’d like to quit smoking, but they are afraid they’ll gain weight if they stop? Read More »

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The Price of Smoking

October 21, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

You’ve already heard plenty about what smoking can do to your looks and your life. Read More »

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Small Matter with Big Potential for Smokers Trying to Quit

October 20, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

There’s been a lot of talk about nanotechnology lately—like what does it take to be able to control things as small as atoms or molecules. Now, scientists funded by NIDA are trying to use nanotechnology to help people quit smoking. Read More »

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Want To Look Your Best? Don’t Smoke

July 07, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

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 »

Ameya Deshmukh with NIDA judges Dr. Ruben Baler, Dr. Pam Ling, and Dr. Cindy Miner

Smokin’ Hot Science

June 25, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Did you ever wonder how scientists develop medications to help people stop smoking? High School Junior Ameya Deshmukh has been wondering about that since he was 7 years old. Because his parents work in science labs, he began learning about basic science from an early age. Read More »

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