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Addiction News

Opioid painkillers to carry prominent addiction warnings in UK

All opioid medicines in the United Kingdom will have to carry prominent addiction warnings to protect people 'from the darker side of pain killers', Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced, writes Toby Helm for the Observer. The government... April 28th, 2019

Germany is one of the world’s most addicted societies – Report

Although alcohol and tobacco consumption have both dropped, Germans remain among the leading consumers in the developed world, reports DW. Authorities are also worried about the rise in the number of citizens addicted to gambling. The German... April 28th, 2019

How big data is fighting against gambling addiction

Technological evolutions have revolutionised the gambling industry and one upshot has been an increase in gambling addiction, writes Kayla Matthews for betanews. By identifying and remediating problem gambling using big data, gambling companies can... April 28th, 2019

Japan fights gambling addiction ahead of casino openings

Japan’s cabinet last month approved a plan to limit customers' access and ban the installation of cash machines at betting establishments, as the government attempts to curtail problem gambling ahead of the opening of a number of casinos, reports... April 28th, 2019

New FDA head vows to continue crackdown on teen e-cigarette use

Acting United States Food and Drug Administration commissioner Ned Sharpless said on 16 April that the administration would press on with efforts launched by his predecessor Scott Gottlieb to curb youth tobacco use, writes Cassidy Morrison for the... April 28th, 2019

East Africa renews efforts to arrest gambling addiction

East African governments have renewed efforts to bring the betting industry under strict control amid claims of tax evasion and fears of a growing gambling culture and addiction among youth, who are mostly unemployed, write Njiraini Muchira and... April 28th, 2019

Addiction Research

When quitting cigarettes, consider using more nicotine, not less

When delivered through cigarettes, nicotine is considered to be one of the most addictive substances on Earth. So it may seem odd to suggest that people should use more, rather than less, to quit smoking, write Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola... April 28th, 2019

Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic – Study

Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases, writes Tom Wilemon for... April 28th, 2019

Metabolite may play a role in nicotine addiction

A substance that scientists identify to screen people for nicotine use may also play a role in smokers becoming addicted to tobacco, writes Christie Delfanian for South Dakota State University in the United States. “When you smoke, nicotine... April 28th, 2019

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