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What Is Hemp?

November 04, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Is hemp the same thing as marijuana? The answer is more complicated than you might think. Read More »

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How Does Addiction Taste? Flavored Tobacco Products and e-Cigs Are No Safer than Unflavored

October 23, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

E-cigarettes and hookah tobacco are sometimes flavored like fruit or candy, but liquid nicotine with flavors is just as unhealthy as its plain cousin. Read More »

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Snuff It, Chew It, Snort It, Hookah-Pipe It. Tobacco by Any Other Name Is Still Tobacco, and It Causes Cancer.

October 19, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Let’s be clear: No tobacco product is safe. Read More »

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Why Be a Zombie?—Spice and Health Risks

August 18, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you use Spice, you don’t know what you’re putting into your body—or what those unknown ingredients can do once they get inside you. Read More »

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How Is Spice Made?

June 22, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Nobody can say what’s in the batch of Spice you end up with. If you don’t know what it’s made of, there’s no way to predict what it will do to you. Read More »

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