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The United, Healthy States of America

July 24, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

More U.S. teens are making smart choices about cigarettes, cocaine, and opioids. Read More »

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Are You a “Secondhand Smoker”?

November 21, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Teens who have smoke-free rules in their homes and cars are much less likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke. 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.

October 19, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

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

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Are E-Cigarettes Harmful?

May 04, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

We still don’t know if e-cigarettes can hurt your lungs, but we do know that they deliver the same highly addictive nicotine as regular cigarettes. Read More »

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What Is “The Real Cost” of Using Tobacco?

May 07, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

There’s no doubt that smoking is expensive—a pack of cigarettes costs just under $5 in Kentucky and more than $14 in New York City. Read More »

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