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Four Reasons Not To Smoke

September 10, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Have you noticed that a lot of restaurants don't have indoor smoking sections anymore? More and more cities, counties, and entire states are banning indoor smoking. People everywhere are getting the message: smoking causes disease and death. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Types of Drugs are High School Students Using?

September 03, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

ots of teens have questions about drugs. That’s why each year, NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. At NIDA’s last Drug Facts Chat Day, ham223 asked this question: Read More »

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Jada Nicole Dalley and Sehar Anjum Salman with NIDA science fair judges

What the Heck is Third Hand Smoke?

August 14, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

That's what a lot of people were asking at the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno a few months ago. Two 16 year olds in San Antonio, Texas, worked together to try and find out. Read More »

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Dating is hard enough already--why make it harder?

July 08, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Never underestimate the power of a bright white smile. NIDA’s 2008 Monitoring the Future Survey found that the vast majority of teens—75% of high school seniors—would “prefer to date people who don’t smoke.” Read More »

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