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.
16 April 2013The tobacco industry keeps the price of its cheapest cigarettes virtually static despite annual increases in tobacco taxes, circumventing the United Kingdom's public health policy to reduce smoking through higher prices.
16 April 2013EBay.com, the world's most visited website that sells alcohol, has allowed minors to successfully purchase alcohol on their website, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
28 March 2013Researchers from the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies say that despite the expansion in smoking cessation services in recent years, GPs are missing opportunities to offer this support to patients with mental health problems.
04 March 2013A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). shows that alcohol is now the third leading cause of the global burden of disease and injury, despite the fact most adults worldwide abstain from drinking.
07 February 2013A new study made available online today in 'Addiction' shows that, between 2002 and 2009, the percentage of deaths caused by alcohol in British Columbia, Canadadropped more than expected whenminimum alcohol price was increased, while alcohol-related deaths increasedwhen more private alcohol stores were opened. The paper has significant implications for international alcohol policy.
28 November 2012Weakness in a cognitive skill called "working memory" predicts both the initiation and the escalation of alcohol use in adolescents ages 10 to 15, according to a longitudinal study by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
20 November 2012A new study from Sweden reveals that having low peer status in adolescence is a strong risk factor for regular and heavy smoking in adulthood.
25 September 2012The financial effects of alcoholism on the family members of addicts can be massive, but little is known about whether treatment for alcoholism reduces that financial burden. A study of 48 German families published online today in the journal Addiction reveals that after twelve months of treatment, family costs directly related to a family member's alcoholism decreased from an average of 676.44 (£529.91, US$832.26) per month to an average of 145.40 (£113.90, $178.89) per month. Put another way, average costs attributable to alcoholism decreased from 20.2% to 4.3% of the total pre-tax family income.
05 September 2012Addiction researchers have known for many years that smokers are less likely than non-smokers to look to the future in planning their lives. New research has now shown that among smokers, those who have more of a future orientation are more likely to stop smoking.
14 August 2012BUFFALO -- Smokers who try to quit have a better chance of succeeding when they use FDA-approved stop-smoking medications rather than going it alone, according to a new study by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) published online today in the British journal Addiction.