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The 20 most downloaded papers in 2014



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What has research over the past two decades revealed about the adverse health effects of recreational cannabis use?

Jan 2015

Real-world effectiveness of e-cigarettes when used to aid smoking cessation: A cross-sectional population study

Sep 2014


Electronic cigarettes: Review of use, content, safety, effects on smokers and potential for harm and benefit

Nov 2014
Time for a change: Putting the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) Model to rest Aug 2005 7,802

Mobile phone addiction: A point of issue

Feb 2010


Silk road: Ebay for drugs Mar 2012 5,215

Electronic cigarettes: Time for an accurate and evidence-based debate

Jun 2014
The long and winding road to cannabis legalization May 2012 4,891
Addiction: Definition and implications Nov 1990 4,209

Internet gaming disorder and the DSM-5

Jul 2013


Caffeine addiction? Caffeine for youth? Time to act!

Nov 2014
Non-medical use of prescription stimulants among US college students: Prevalence and correlates from a national survey Jan 2005 3,523

A critique of a World Health Organization-commissioned report and associated paper on electronic cigarettes

Dec 2014

Legalizing a market for cannabis for pleasure: Colorado, Washington, Uruguay and beyond

Mar 2014
The global alcohol industry: An overview Sup 2009 3.143

Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity – a summary of the second edition

May 2010

Quasi-legal cannabis in Colorado and Washington: Local and national implications

May 2013

Treatment of comorbid alcohol use disorders and depression with cognitive-behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing: a meta-analysis

Mar 2014

Electronic cigarette: Users profile, utilization, satisfaction and perceived efficacy

Nov 2011

Some critical issues in cannabis policy reform

Mar 2014


The 20 most cited papers in 2014, published in 2012/2013



Times cited in 2014

Internet gaming disorder and the DSM-5 Jul 2013 33
"Vaping" profiles and preferences: An online survey of electronic cigarette users Jun 2013 32

Prevalence of pathological internet use among adolescents in Europe: Demographic and social factors

Dec 2012 30

Acute toxicity due to the confirmed consumption of synthetic cannabinoids: Clinical and laboratory findings

Mar 2013 24

Internet addiction assessment tools: Dimensional structure and methodological status

Jul 2013 21

The acute effects of physical activity on cigarette cravings: Systematic review and meta-analysis with individual participant data

Jan 2013 19

The rising prevalence of prescription opioid injection and its association with hepatitis C incidence among street-drug users

Jul 2012 19

A randomized controlled trial of a brief intervention for illicit drugs linked to the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) in clients recruited from primary health-care settings in four countries

May 2012 19
Ketamine use: A review Jan 2012

Analysis of refill liquids for electronic cigarettes

Sep 2013 18

The co-occurring use and misuse of cannabis and tobacco: A review

Jul 2012 18

Meta-analysis of naltrexone and acamprosate for treating alcohol use disorders: When are these medications most helpful?

Feb 2013 17

Global alcohol exposure estimates by country, territory and region for 2005: A contribution to the Comparative Risk Assessment for the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study

May 2013 16

The persistence of the association between adolescent cannabis use and common mental disorders into young adulthood

Jan 2013 15

Electronic cigarettes: achieving a balanced perspective

Sep 2012 15

Clinical laboratory assessment of the abuse liability of an electronic cigarette

Aug 2012 15
The cardioprotective association of average alcohol consumption and ischaemic heart disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis Jul 2012 15

The D2/3 dopamine receptor in pathological gambling: A positron emission tomography study with [11C]-(+)-propyl-hexahydro-naphtho-oxazin and [11C]raclopride

May 2013 13

Problematic computer game use among adolescents, younger and older adults

Mar 2013 13

Can needle and syringe programmes and opiate substitution therapy achieve substantial reductions in hepatitis C virus prevalence? Model projections for different epidemic settings

Nov 2012 13