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Fact:
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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Women over 35 who smoke and use "the pill" (oral contraceptives) are in a high-risk group for heart attack, stroke, and blood clots of the legs.
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