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Making Cigarettes Less Addictive?

October 15, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Decreasing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes could help reduce the health risks of smoking. Read More »

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Science vs. the Opioid Crisis: The HEAL Initiative

August 13, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misuse of opioids is a major problem. A massive new scientific program is helping to solve it.  Read More »

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Did Big Tobacco Lie to Teens?

July 30, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The major tobacco companies knew for years that smoking was dangerous to a person’s health—and they still told the public that smoking was safe. Read More »

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Danger: Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

July 23, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Marijuana use during pregnancy is on the rise. Using marijuana while pregnant is unsafe for an unborn baby. Read More »

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Say What? “Relapse”

July 09, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A person who's trying to stop using drugs can sometimes start using them again. Fortunately, treatment can help to lower the chance of this happening. Read More »

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