Teens taking "smart" pills are not making a smart move

Study pills do not make one 'smarter', but instead stimulate the brain so that the person stays awake and can concentrate better. However, they can be addictive and less effective over time. — FOO CHERN HWAN/The Star

Jo (not his real name), is a second-year university student trying hard to keep up his grades while studying from his apartment home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In addition, he had to start work to help his mother support their family, including his younger brother after his father passed away due to Covid-19.

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