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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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A series of pictures from the infographic that depicts how cocaine and germs contaminate our money.

Dirty Money: How Cocaine and Germs Contaminate Our Cash

November 06, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One bill with cocaine on it can contaminate an entire cash drawer or ATM. It’s a little like someone with a cold—if he or she sneezes on you, the chances are good that you’ll catch what the individual has. Read More »

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The Swiss Cheese Model of Addiction

October 23, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists now know drug addiction is a disease and that there are lots of things that can contribute to your risk for getting that disease—what are called risk factors. Read More »

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Drugged Driving

Drugged Driving—A New Twist on a Deadly Decision

September 10, 2014  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Drugged driving is a major problem. A recent study found that more high school seniors and college students that drove impaired or with an impaired driver were under the influence of marijuana, not alcohol. Read More »

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Hand holding an electronic cigarette surrounded by smoke.

E-Cig Popularity on the Rise

July 09, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

As states continue to pass laws that restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, this post from 2013 explores why they've become so popular with teens. Read More »

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