A chemical model drawing of nicotine on chalkboard. Nicotine C10H14N2

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 »

Youth Tobacco Use in the U.S. Infographic segment

The Decline of Teen Tobacco Use

November 13, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

More teens are making a smart choice not to use tobacco. Read More »

CDC infographic

Are You “Under the Influence” of Movies and TV?

October 30, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out this infographic on smoking in movies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

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