Addiction publishes press releases throughout the year. Please see the date-sorted list below for more information, and consult our archive for older press releases.
10 February 2014A telephone counseling intervention in The Netherlands for parents who want to quit smoking has been shown effective. One year after the start of the intervention, one-third of parents were still smoke-free. This has been shown in a study conducted by Kathrin Schuck of the Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen. The results wererecently published online by the scientific journal Addiction.
30 January 2014Addiction's Editor-in-Chief brings out a new book aimed at bringing the science of stopping to smokers
17 January 2014Smokers are less willing to display their packs in public and smoke in outdoor areas since plain packaging was introduced, new research has found.
14 January 2014A new study published in the scientific journal Addiction by the Pan American Health Organization, a branch of the World Health Organization, has measured the number and pattern of deaths caused by alcohol consumption in 16 North and Latin American countries. The study reveals that between 2007 and 2009, alcohol was a 'necessary' cause of death (i.e., death would not have occurred in the absence of alcohol consumption) in an average of 79,456 cases per year. Liver disease was the main culprit in most countries.