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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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Philip Morris Korea admitted the addictiveness of its products, saying it can accept the current text warning with a picture of a needle on its HEETS tobacco unit packages.
This tense, turn-taking minimalism is the key to the game's addictiveness.
Insys also downplayed Subsys risk of addictiveness, according to the attorney generals office, which argues it is highly addictive.
THE Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Nigerian government to take a cue from nations that have banned the importation and smoking of water-pipe tobacco otherwise known as shisha,due to its addictiveness and deadly effect on the health of users.
The subpoena broadly requests documents including, among others, those produced in past or pending lawsuits and those relating to product safety and efficacy, overdoses, diversion, thefts, overprescribing, abuse/misuse, dependency or tolerance, withdrawal, addictiveness, adverse events and manipulation.
Indeed, in an early nod to the addictiveness of smartphones, users referred to their devices as "Crackberries." After a series of lackluster device releases and in the face of decreasing market share, Research in Motion renamed itself BlackBerry Limited and refocused its efforts on enterprise software and the Internet of Things; in October 2016, the company announced it was working with Ford Motor Company to develop software for connected vehicles.
Higgins shared, "Evidence in relatively healthy and socially stable smokers indicates that reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes reduces their addictiveness. Whether that same effect would be seen in populations highly vulnerable to tobacco addiction was unknown."
Second, in addition to the nicotine itself, using e-cigarettes has been shown to involve other psychosocial components which could explain addictiveness among e-cigarette users.
For over a year now, LEAF Games & Software has been hard at work in independently developing "Leap of Champions," the indie studio's Arena FPS which, it says, combines the "speed, mechanics and addictiveness" of shooter games from the '90s in a sci-fi universe.
Then there's the addictiveness of a multiplayer deathmatch where victory equals upgrades.
We all know it: the ABC classified list of controlled substances - including cannabis, but excluding tobacco and alcohol, and arbitrarily related to their potential harm and addictiveness - with penalties linked to possession and supply.
Vehicles can be upgraded and there's no doubt it has a 'Flappy Bird' addictiveness to each play through - at least for 5-10 minutes.