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addiction:

see drug addiction and drug abusedrug addiction and drug abuse,
chronic or habitual use of any chemical substance to alter states of body or mind for other than medically warranted purposes. Traditional definitions of addiction, with their criteria of physical dependence and withdrawal (and often an underlying
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addiction

see DRUG ADDICTION.

addiction

[ə′dik·shən]
(medicine)
Habituation to a specific practice, such as drinking alcoholic beverages or using drugs.
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menthol) or inhibit the metabolism of nicotine may enhance the addictiveness of nicotine indirectly," it says.
Many are not aware of the addictiveness of smoking (Lundborg 2007), nor do they realize that young smokers can show evidence of dependence within days or weeks of smoking (DiFranza et al.
Perceived addictiveness of tobacco smoking was assessed on a scale from 1 (very addictive) to 5 (not addictive).
Tobacco companies had also carried out research into other chemicals that affected the brain and the addictiveness of nicotine, it was alleged.
Buried deep in last November's settlement agreement is a clause stating that the money spent on anti-smoking ads through a national foundation created by the settlement for that purpose shall be used "only for public education and advertising regarding the addictiveness, health effects, and social costs related to the use of tobacco products and shall not be used for any personal attack on, or vilification of, any person (whether by name or business affiliation), company, or governmental agency, whether individually or collectively.
Perhaps teens recognize what the National Institute on Drug Abuse has been at pains recently to deny: that there are valid distinctions between soft and hard drugs in addictiveness and potential for harm, and that such distinctions can inform one's choice of psychoactive substance.
I went through the detox thing and rehab, but the addictiveness of cocaine brought me back to the streets and using drugs in a couple of weeks.
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The corrective statements will address the companies' deceptions regarding 1) the adverse health effects of smoking; 2) the addictiveness of smoking and nicotine; 3) the false advertising of low-tar and light cigarettes as less harmful than regular cigarettes; 4) the design of cigarettes to maximize nicotine delivery and addiction; and 5) the health effects of secondhand smoke.
It's a simple concept, a wonderful concept yet somewhere in that simplicity the real joy was the sheer addictiveness of the gameplay.
Yet at the same it poses significant challenges in its addictiveness, and can cause a barrier between people.
But the main reason for its removal was its addictiveness that did not allow players to carry out their normal work.