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Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes) (DrugFacts)

Revised August 2015.
Describes how e-cigarettes work, how safe they are compared to conventional cigarettes, and whether they can help with smoking cessation. En Español

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Family Checkup

Published October 2012. Revised August 2015.
Provides parents with research-based skills to help keep their children drug-free.

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Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (DrugFacts)

Revised August 2015.
Provides an overview of the effects of cigarette and other tobacco products, including their effect on the brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. En Español

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Substance Use in Women (DrugFacts)

Published September 2015.
Provides a summary of key points related to women and substance use, including sex and gender differences in substance use and addiction treatment, and how substance use affects a mother and her baby.

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Marijuana (Research Reports)

Published October 2002. Revised September 2015.
Explores the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, its effects on everyday activities, and available treatments. En Español

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Marijuana (DrugFacts)

Revised September 2015.
Offers facts about marijuana, including how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options. En Español

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Synthetic Cannabinoids (DrugFacts)

Revised November 2015.
Explains what synthetic cannabinoids are and provides basic facts about methods of use, their growing popularity, and potential health effects.  En Español

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Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications (DrugFacts)

Revised November 2015.
Provides an overview of commonly abused over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—and explains effects on the brain and reported use. En Español

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Prescription Opioids and Heroin (Research Reports)

Published October 2015. Revised December 2015.
Explores the relationship between prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, including prescription opioid use as a risk factor for heroin use, reasons why people progress from using prescription opioids to heroin, and the need for prevention and treatment.

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Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts") (DrugFacts)

Revised January 2016.
Describes how synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts,” are abused, their effects on the brain, and other health effects. En Español

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