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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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The Year in Drugs and Health News: 2018 Blog Roundup

January 07, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out this list of blog posts from the past year, complete with facts, tips, and even a few quizzes to test your knowledge.  Read More »

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Survey Results Sending Smoke Signals That Teens Are Vaping at Increasing Rates

December 17, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

In this year's 2018 Monitoring the Future survey, teens reported a dramatic increase in using vaping devices, in just a single year. Read More »

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The Real Cost of Vaping

October 29, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Even though they don't produce tobacco smoke, e-cigarettes are harmful in other ways.  Read More »

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Teen Researcher Asks: Why Do E-Cigs Harm the Lungs?

June 04, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

She discovered an interesting—and unsettling—connection between e-cig vapor and burning garbage.  Read More »

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