Are E-Cigarettes Gateway to Cocaine?

E-cigarettes are powered devices that deliver a nicotine-containing aerosol mist into the lungs. While proponents of these devices point to their potential for reducing the risks associated with consuming nicotine-containing cigarette smoke, critics point to a range of possible problems stemming from their use. In a report published in September 2014 in The New England…

Kicking the Sugar Habit

Addiction is a complicated disease. We now know, for instance, that sugar is addictive. It seems like an innocent enough substance. It just sweetens our food, after all. But it turns out that sugar activates the same reward and pleasure centers in the brain that drugs like cocaine do. It can lead to binging sessions,…