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Jan 08

Effects of Cigarette Smoking on Brain Differ Between Men and Women

Researchers from Yale University discovered that brain activation during smoking occurs differently in men than in women. The research used a new method of brain imaging scan analysis, and was funded by NIDA and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health. The study showed that dopamine release in nicotine-dependent men during smoking occurred in the …

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Sep 13

NIDA’s National Drug Facts Week 2015 to Begin January 26

The next National Drug Facts Week will be held from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, 2015, aiming to shatter myths about drug use and addiction by bringing together teens and scientific experts. The initiative is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). First launched in 2010, National Drug Facts week encourages events that …

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Aug 28

Smoke on a Plane: E-Cigarettes Ignite Controversy

Leah Ginsberg Aug 19, 2014 Getting on a plane? You might want to leave your e-cigarettes at home. (Photo: Thinkstock) There is new controversy over the use of electronic cigarettes on airplanes — but this time instead of it being about the health effects of the “vaping” on fellow passengers, it’s about fire safety. After an e-cigarette …

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Jul 15

One in Five High School Students Smoked Hookah in the Past Year, Says Study

About one in five American high school students has smoked hookah in the past year, according to astudy by New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) published online inPediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics on July 7. Using data from Monitoring the Future (MTF), a nation-wide ongoing annual …

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Jul 13

Underage Drinkers Heavily Exposed to Magazine Ads for Alcohol Brands They Consume

According to a new study, underage drinkers between the ages of 18 and 20 see more magazine advertising than any other age group for the alcohol brands they consume most heavily, raising important questions about whether current alcohol self-regulatory codes concerning advertising are sufficiently protecting young people. The study, from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at …

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Jul 11

Driving After Marijuana Use Surpasses Drunk Driving Among High School Seniors, Study Shows

According to a new study by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, more high school seniors are driving high than driving drunk. The statistics were derived by Dr. Patrick M. O’Malley and Dr. Lloyd D. Johnston from 22,000 12th graders responses to a questionnaire in the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) …

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Jul 10

Special Two-Part Briefing on E-Cigarettes and Synthetic Drugs: Part 2

E-cigarette versions of synthetic drugs are increasingly available The manufacturers and distributors of synthetic cannabinoid substances- commonly referred to as “K2″ or “Spice”- produce vaporizable liquid versions of their products.  These vaporizable liquids, known as e-liquids are often deceptively marketed as potpourri oils or incense oils.  E-liquids are sold pre-loaded in e-devices such as electronic …

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Jun 15

Report on the amount of smoking in 2013 movies is available

The full report is available at www.escholarship.org/uc/item/1n74f4x1     SUMMARY of FINDINGS   • Exposure to on-screen smoking will recruit 6.4 million smokers from among today’s children. Two million of those recruited to smoke by films will die prematurely from tobacco-induced diseases.   • The percentage of youth-rated films with smoking continued a steady decline, with …

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Apr 16

For marijuana-addicted teens, one Colorado school is trying a groundbreaking approach – Colorado Public Radio

By Jenny Brundin When Dr. Paula Riggs learned that only one in 10 teen drug addicts ever gets treatment, she knew she had to do something about it. Generally the only way a teenager ever gets help for a drug problem is if they’re ordered to after a run-in with the law, or if their parents have the …

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Mar 14

Above the Influence

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