New NIH study provides compelling evidence
Nov 3, 2011
Science has established that cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ in the human body, causing lung and other cancers, heart disease, reproductive damage and many other serious diseases.
Now a new study from the National Institutes of Health highlights another insidious way in which tobacco use can harm health: Nicotine may be a "gateway drug" that makes the brain more susceptible to addiction to cocaine, and possibly other illicit drugs.
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