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Social Smoking: Just as Bad as Regular Smoking

October 23, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Many people justify smoking one or two cigarettes once in a while—known as social smoking—by thinking occasional smoking won’t damage their health as much as smoking every day. Read More »

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Can Smoking Marijuana Actually Lower Your IQ?

October 09, 2012  /  By Carol Krause, Chief of NIDA’s Public Information and Liaison Branch

Many teenagers assume smoking weed is harmless because of all the myths floating around saying it’s safe. What few people know is that the age you start using marijuana actually makes a difference. Read More »

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FACT: Driving After Using Marijuana Is Dangerous

July 11, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

According to a recent driving study, as many as 1 in 5 teen drivers say they drove under the influence of marijuana. Read More »

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Meet Molly: The Truth About MDMA

May 01, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Recently, Madonna created some buzz when she mentioned “Molly” at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. Madonna shouted to the audience, “How many people in the crowd have seen Molly?” Madonna was talking about the song “Have You Seen Molly?” by Cedric Gervais. Read More »

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Spice: "If You Use It, You're Experimenting on Yourself"

April 19, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Ask NIDA scientist Marilyn A. Huestis, Ph.D., what she wants to tell young people about the synthetic (manmade) marijuana called Spice, and she responds with passion. In a recent interview with SBB, Dr. Read More »

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