“drug dependence”


Is Vaping Harming the ‘Quit Smoking’ Message?

E-cigarettes and other “vaping” devices have really taken off in the last decade. However, these devices have a history dating back to the 1960s, when an American inventor patented a smokeless nicotine delivery system. This version of the e-cigarette never reached consumers and it wasn’t until 2006 that electronic cigarettes were launched in the European […]

By Joanna | Medical Education . Wellness

Smokers, Shopaholics and Sugar Highs

We’ve probably all met somebody who has been addicted to smoking and perhaps come across alcoholics or people who may be drug dependent. But, of course, addiction isn’t limited to cases that involve addictive substances. Scientists and healthcare professionals also recognize compulsions that involve many everyday activities that can be taken to extremes. How many […]

By Joanna | Medical Education