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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 their brain, other health effects, approaches to smoking or nicotine cessation, and overall use among youth. En Español

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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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Is Marijuana Medicine? (DrugFacts)

Revised July 2015.
Offers facts about marijuana as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). En Español

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Therapeutic Communities (Research Reports)

Revised July 2015.
Describes a type of long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders called therapeutic communities, including how they treat populations with special needs and how they can be incorporated into the criminal justice system.

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Substance Use in Women (Research Reports)

Published July 2015.
Women and men may face unique issues when it comes to substance use, as a result of both sex and gender. Sex differences result from biology, or being genetically female or male, while gender differences are based on culturally defined roles for men and women, as well as those who feel uncomfortable identifying with either category; such roles influence how people perceive themselves and how they interact with others.

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Marijuana (Research Reports)

Published October 2002. Revised June 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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Nationwide Trends (DrugFacts)

Revised June 2015.
Describes nationwide trends in drug abuse and addiction, focusing on past-month use for illicit drugs (including marijuana and prescription drugs), alcohol, and tobacco. En Español

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Marijuana (DrugFacts)

Revised June 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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Drugged Driving (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2015.
Provides basic facts about drugged driving, including statistics, trends, and teen prevalence, and explains why drugged driving is hazardous, particularly as it relates to marijuana. En Español

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