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Rates of drug dependence (the percentage of users who experience symptoms that reinforce their drug use and have trouble quitting) are higher for nicotine than for marijuana, cocaine, or alcohol.

Source:  Kandel, D., and Chen, K. (2000) Extent of smoking and nicotine dependence in the United States: 1991-1993. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2(3):263-274. (Reported in NIDA Notes, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2000.)


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Tobacco advertising in magazines read by large numbers of kids has increased over one-third since the 1998 settlement agreement between states and tobacco companies.
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