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Alcohol Dangers Go Beyond Drunk Driving

May 16, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

You’ve probably heard how deadly it is to drink and drive—or to get in the car with someone else who has been drinking. But the dangers of alcohol go beyond drunk driving. Read More »

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Secondhand Smoke: You’re Exposed to More Than You Think

April 23, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Many of us don’t realize how much secondhand smoke we inhale each day. We tend to forget about the person smoking outside a restaurant or sitting on a park bench. People’s smoking in the apartment next door affects us as well. Read More »

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Can It Be Bad If It’s Natural?

March 26, 2013  /  Eric Wargo, NIDA Science Writer

“Marijuana is natural, so how can it be harmful?” Lots of teens ask us this question, and it’s a good one—a great question, in fact. Read More »

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Butt In: Help Reduce Cigarette Butt Litter

February 26, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

We already know how harmful smoking is to your health, but did you know it can be bad for the environment? Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the United States—and the world. Read More »

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What’s in Cigarette Smoke, Anyway?

February 19, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

Stanford University professor Dr. Robert Proctor looked through tons of public documents to find out what tobacco companies put in cigarettes. Read More »

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