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The new smoking scene: What does it mean for you?

Rate this article and enter to winWhoever said “life is measured by the moments that take your breath away” probably wasn’t talking about cigarettes. Or about other features of the contemporary smoking scene, like...
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Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winAssignments accumulating? Exams coming up? Halfway through this semester, you may be wondering how you’ll make it all happen. As a pharmacologist on a large campus, I routinely...
Healthy Buffs: Let’s talk about marijuana

Healthy Buffs: Let’s talk about marijuana

Marijuana and its active components (THC and CBD) exist in many forms and strengths and can affect people differently.If you choose to use, consider these questions:Do you know your limits?If you plan to use, consider...
Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

Rate this article and enter to win What do you know about opioid abuse and addiction? Take our quiz to see how your knowledge compares to other students’, and find answers to questions like these:...
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5 things you didn’t know about vaping

Rate this article and enter to winBy now, you’ve probably seen people puffing on all sorts of odd-looking devices, walked through clouds of vapor on the street, and maybe even tried an e-cigarette yourself....
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The academic hangover: How your brain is affected by drinking

Rate this article and enter to winAfter a hard day or week, some of us look forward to unwinding with a drink or two. No big deal if we’re over the legal drinking age...
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Do you drink?: Exploring the reasons behind your choices

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re probably familiar with stories about college drinking, but have you ever given much thought to why you choose to drink alcohol or not? The latest research offers...
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With someone who drank too much? How you can help

Rate this article and enter to winDoes this sound familiar? You’re out with your friends and everyone is enjoying themselves—swaying to the music, unwinding, and perhaps having a few drinks. But you notice one...
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Smoke and stress: Break the link

Rate this article and enter to winBrittany B., a senior at Oklahoma City University, had her first cigarette when she was 17. It started small, something she did every couple of days with friends....
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Are you a social engineer?: 4 ways to use your powers for good

Rate this article and enter to winFeel like throwing a party? If so, you’ll play an important role in shaping the social culture of your campus. Party throwers are the social engineers who design...