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E-Cig Popularity on the Rise

Sara Bellum
November 07, 2013

Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012. But are teens turning to a new alternative known as “e-cigarettes”? Read More »

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Using Drugs When Pregnant Harms the Baby

Sara Bellum
September 26, 2013

We published updated information about drug use during pregnancy in June 2016; check out part 1 and Read More »

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Sports Supplements: Not a Safe “Quick Fix”

Sara Bellum
September 24, 2013

When working out or playing sports, you may feel like you want to up your game. There are lots of sports products out there that claim to help you run faster, be stronger, or play longer—but be careful. Read More »

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Concert Goers Overdose on Molly

Sara Bellum
September 05, 2013

MDMA, or Molly, is suspected in the death [link removed, post does not exist anymore] of 2 people who attended Electric Zoo—a 3-day festival of dance music in New York. Four others were hospitalized. Read More »

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Real Teens Ask: What Are the Different Types of Opioids?

Sara Bellum
September 04, 2013

This past Drug Facts Chat Day, teens from across the country submitted their questions about drug abuse to NIDA scientists. Read More »

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