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Here’s How Nicotine Affects Your Brain

The addictive drug can boost your cognition and won’t give you cancer, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe for casual use

Illustration: George Wylesol

EEveryone is talking about the potential harms of vaping, and for good reason. One in four high schoolers report having used an e-cigarette in the past month, a 135% increase from just two years ago. Even…




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Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental

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