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.
Annual NIH-supported study reports changing substance use trends among college students and college-aged adults
Until recently, nicotine’s link to diabetes has been thought to involve inflammation and oxidative stress caused by chemicals in cigarette smoke, but a group of researchers have discovered an unexpected brain-based mechanism tied specifically to nicotine.
Study adds to a growing body of evidence that prenatal exposure to cannabis may be associated with poor birth outcomes
Marijuana use and drinking did not significantly change during the COVID-19 pandemic
Annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey results released.
As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders particularly hard. Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape.
Increases are among the largest in history of national study
Vaping, marijuana use in 2019 rose in college-age adults.
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The precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose deaths is outlined in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.