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Does Smoking on TV Influence You?

January 12, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The Government banned cigarette commercials on television in 1970 after the 1964 Surgeon General’s report found that smoking cigarettes increased your chances of getting lung cancer.  This was a big deal, considering the strong Read More »

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of NIDA

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs?

January 05, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

How Many Teens Actually Smoke, Drink, or Do Drugs? Read More »

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Tips for Healthier Holidays and a Happy New Year

December 22, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

The holiday season, we are told, is supposed to be bright and full of cheer. As fun as they can be, however, the holidays sometimes can be hard to handle. Read More »

Pop Positivity, Not Pills

Let's Talk: Which Feature of the PEERx Web Site Do You Like Best?

December 20, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

There are lots of really cool features on the newly updated PEERx Web site. Have you seen them? Check them out here. Read More »

Mario at National Drug Facts Week

With Science and Songs, Students Celebrate National Drug Facts Week

December 15, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

The second annual National Drug Facts Week was in full swing on November 2 at the House of Sweden at a hallmark event for NIDA’s 2011 health observance in Washington, DC. Read More »