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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

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

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