How do people use tobacco and nicotine? People can smoke, sniff, chew, or inhale the vapors of tobacco and nicotine products. Some products that you smoke: cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes hookahs. Smokeless products: chewing tobacco, snuff (ground tobacco that can be sniffed or put between your check and gums), dip (wet snuff that is chewed), snus (small pouch of wet snuff).

The Problem(s) With Nicotine

June 24, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

E-cigarettes and tobacco products contain an addictive drug called nicotine, which makes it very hard to stop using them. 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 »

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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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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