Democrats Ask Drug Policy Office to Do More to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Twenty Democratic senators are asking the Office of National Drug Control Policy to do more to combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Associated Press.
Smokers slowly build up nicotine levels to a peak, rather than receiving a burst of the drug in their brain with each drag, according to researchers at the Duke University Medical Center.
Vertex News reported March 9 that researchers who used PET scans to track brain activity during smoking also found that nicotine took longer to reach the brains of addicted smokers, possibly because their smoking-damaged lungs worked less efficiently. Eventually, however, both addicted and non-addicted smokers had the same levels of nicotine in their brains.
The study was published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.