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Hookah Isn’t Harmless

February 09, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Think smoking hookah is safe? Or at least safer than cigarettes? Think again. Read More »

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Teens Continue To Be Awesome: Fewer and Fewer Teens are Drinking, Smoking, and Using Drugs

December 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Most substance use among teens is dropping; much of it reached the lowest levels since the Monitoring the Future survey began more than 40 years ago. Read More »

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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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