Graphic of the ingredients in a cigarette.

Cigarettes: More Dangerous Than Before

November 20, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The U.S. Surgeon General says that cigarettes are more harmful now than in the 1950s because tobacco companies have added more toxic chemicals. Read More »

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‘Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz’ Helps Clear Up the Confusion

November 17, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Younger people are beginning to view marijuana as ‘okay’ or ‘normal.’ It reminds us of tobacco nearly 100 years ago—and not in a good way. Read More »

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Stephen Strasburg’s Commitment To Quit Tobacco

October 02, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Quitting tobacco, whether it’s smokeless or cigarettes, is not something you do on a whim. You have to want to quit and to make a plan for how you are going to get through those first couple of weeks. Read More »

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X-ray of lungs filled with cigarette butts.

Pharmacies and Tobacco: Selling a Contradiction

May 21, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Even though drugs can make you high, there’s no doubt that talking about them and all of the terrible things that they can do to your health and your life is a bit of a downer. But there is some good news in the world. Read More »

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Image of a teenage boy with text saying, "Nearly 9 out of 10 adult smokers started before they were 18."

What Is “The Real Cost” of Using Tobacco?

May 07, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

There’s no doubt that smoking is expensive—a pack of cigarettes costs just under $5 in Kentucky and more than $14 in New York City. Read More »

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