CDC's TIPSTobacco Information and Prevention Source Center for Disease Control and Prevention site presents news and educational information on tobacco, cessation, Surgeon General's reports, and youth smoking
Irreversible Health Effects of SmokingAmerican Council on Science and Health report examines the irreversible effects of cigarette smoking on various organ systems and challenges the notion that short-term exposure to smoking has no lasting adverse consequences
Question It Anti-tobacco site that offers insights into tobacco marketing tactics and tips for activism, such as writing letters to tobacco advertising companies; produced by the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi
Quit and Stay Quit This site, developed by Dr. Terry Rustin, provides an online evaluation of smoker's profiles with quitting suggestions; also includes addiction-related handouts and PowerPoint presentations for professionals
QuitNetOne of the few tailored intervention sites for tobacco users interested in stopping their habit
Quit Smoking Support Extremely information-rich site includes self-assessment questionnaires, bulletin boards and chat rooms, inspirational letters, smoking cessation methods, and some vivid diseased lung photos
Reducing Tobacco Use Surgeon General's report describes effectiveness of strategies for tobacco cessation and prevention
Roswell Park Tobacco DocumentsThis site offers an in depth look at tobacco ads for almost every brand, the Youth Marketing Collection, and documents released by the House of Representatives
Smoker's Body Graphic depiction of the effects of tobacco use on various parts of the body --- definitely not for the squeamish
Smoking Among Minorities This Surgeon General's report offers statistics about tobacco use, adolescent use, and risk factors among African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics
Smoking and Health Database Center for Disease Control searchable database that includes Surgeon General's reports, research data, state reports, tobacco industry documents, and educational materials; includes information for media campaigns
Smoking Healthline Smoking cessation site which includes personalized feedback, quitting tips, a chat room, and expert responses to questions
Society for Research on Nicotine and TobaccoAcademic organization that seeks to stimulate new knowledge concerning nicotine "in all its manifestations -- from molecular to societal," site offers newsletter and research abstracts
In the MixThis PBS broadcast reviews the trends and risks of club drug (Ecstasy, ketamine, LSD, and GHB) use among young people; hosted by Erika Christensen, who played the drug addicted teenager in "Traffic"
Meth's Deadly Buzz MSNBC Special Report covers the effects of the drug, rising methamphetamine use, and "lab busting"; includes an interactive street drug chart and videos of people trying to overcome their addictions
Hallucinogens & DissociativesThis National Institute on Drug Abuse report covers hallucinogens such as LSD and dissociative drugs such as ketamine and PCP. Includes a glossary and references for further information.
OxyContin Diversion/AbuseThis recently released Drug Intelligence Center report addresses the diversion and abuse of the prescription pain reliever OxyContin and the impact of abuse, particularly in the eastern United States
Prescription Drug Abuse This recently released National Institute on Drug Abuse report covers the types of commonly abused prescription drugs, trends in the abuse of these drugs, and prevention, detection, and treatment issues. This document includes a glossary and references for this often ignored public health problem.
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