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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. How, you ask? Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Why Do Teens Who Smoke Think They Are So Cool?

September 14, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Many teens have questions about drugs. On Drug Facts Chat Day, NIDA scientists get to listen in and answer these questions from students all across the country. Read More »

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New Rules for Cigarette Companies

August 31, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

As the 1-year anniversary of the signing of the Tobacco Control Act approaches, new rules that let the Government regulate tobacco products are going into effect. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: Will Drugs Hurt an Unborn Baby?

August 24, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Lots of teens have questions about drugs. Each year, NIDA scientists spend a whole day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. 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 »

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