October 2006 Summarizes findings from a 10-year study that monitored smoking and progress to other drugs among youth that found ethnicity to be an influential factor.
October 2006 Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.
April 2007 Describes research on a vaccine developed to facilitate smoking cessation by blocking nicotine penetration into the brain.
April 2007 Reports findings from a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of naltrexone as a supplement to nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation.
April 2007 Describes a study comparing Staged Care Intervention, a combination treatment for smoking cessation, among smokers in outpatient treatment for depression and a control group.
March 2008 Reports on the prevalence of substance abuse among youth based on 2007 data from a national survey of behaviors, attitudes, and values.
June 2008 Describes research providing evidence that maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to behavioral conduct disorders among toddlers, school-age children, and teens.
December 2008 Reports on three separate imaging studies illuminating the neurobiology of cigarette craving.
December 2008 Reports on a link between mental disorders, including mood, anxiety, or personality disorder and nicotine dependence in pregnancy women.
April 2009 Reports on NIDA researchers who developed a new tracer compound that binds readily to nicotine receptors and enhances positron emission tomography images.