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Is Nicotine a “Gateway Drug” for Cocaine?

New NIH study provides compelling evidence

Editor
Nov 3, 2011

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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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posted November 03, 2011

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