Early Use Of Nicotine Could Increase Susceptibility For Life-long Addiction

A new study concludes that early exposure to nicotine may cause brain changes that increase the likelihood of becoming addicted later in life.

There have been a growing number of studies with similar findings, mostly coming out of NIDA. It makes sense and the science seems pretty good, but I have a nagging feeling that this is the gateway theory 2.0. Along these lines, earlier this week I heard these studies invoked by someone making the case for resurrecting D.A.R.E.