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You Said It: “I Know Someone Who Started Smoking and Wishes They Could Quit”

May 20, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you know someone who wants to quit smoking, you can help by listening without judgment and sharing some of these facts with your friend. Read More »

Infographic section 4 Alcohol use in college students is higher than in their non-college peers. 2017 Monitoring the Future College Students and Young Adults Survey Results. Alcohol Use Per Month. Alcohol mixed with energy drinks past year.

Choices Matter—At Any Age

March 04, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

When it comes to drugs and alcohol, the choices you make as a young adult will be just as important as the ones you make in your teen years.  Read More »

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Why Is Nicotine So Addictive?

February 04, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Tobacco use kills about 1,300 people every day. What makes nicotine—a main ingredient in tobacco—so addictive? Read More »

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Did Big Tobacco Lie to Teens?

July 30, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The major tobacco companies knew for years that smoking was dangerous to a person’s health—and they still told the public that smoking was safe. Read More »

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How Safe Is “Social Smoking”? Test Your Knowledge

July 16, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You know about the health problems from smoking cigarettes. But what about just smoking a cigarette every now and then? Read More »

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