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TV and Tobacco: A Dangerous Match

January 21, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

It's becoming more common to see characters in TV programs smoking on screen. What does that mean for teens and tobacco use?  Read More »

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Monitoring the Future 2019: The Highs and Lows of Vaping

December 18, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The annual survey found that teens' use of most drugs continues to decline—with one alarming exception. Read More »

An illustration of a woman and girl standing in secondhand smoke from a man smoking a cigarette.

Are You a “Secondhand Smoker”?

November 18, 2019  /  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 »

2018 Tobacco in Youth-Rated (G/PG/PG-13) Movies. Incidents Per Movie Up 34% from 2017. PG-13 movies without tobacco up 62% from 2017. 10.3 billion audience tobacco impressions delivered by youth-rated films, up 103% from 2017. Youth rated films delivered 63% of tobacco impressions.

Can Movies Cause Teens to Smoke?

September 30, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Research shows that young people who see images of people smoking in movies are more likely to smoke.  Read More »

Tinotenda holds the prototype of the mobile alcohol sensor.

These Teens’ Ideas Could Save Lives

August 19, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Three international teen scientists won honorable mentions in Addiction Science Awards for their inventions that could reduce deaths from oral cancer and drunk driving. Read More »

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