News tagged with illicit drug

E-cigarettes may promote illicit drug use and addiction

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a "gateway drug"—a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine—according ...

Sep 03, 2014
popularity 1.2 / 5 (5) | comments 2

Study examines nicotine as a gateway drug

A landmark study in mice identifies a biological mechanism that could help explain how tobacco products could act as gateway drugs, increasing a person's future likelihood of abusing cocaine and perhaps other drugs as well, ...

Nov 02, 2011
popularity 3.3 / 5 (3) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

E-cigarette or drug delivery device?

Devices marketed as "electronic cigarettes" are in reality crude drug delivery systems for refined nicotine, posing unknown risks with little new benefits to smokers, according to tobacco control experts.

Jul 20, 2011
popularity not rated yet | comments 15 | with audio podcast