Volume 5 Issue 1
Smoking Cessation Practice: Do we Practice it Well? Do we know it Well?
Grace M. Scott, MSc, Hussain Alsaffar, MD, Philip C. Doyle, PhD, Wendy Townsend, RN, MN, Kevin Fung, MD*
IThe use of tobacco in general, and smoking in particular, are well-documented risk factors for a variety of cancers including those that affect structures of the head and neck. Similarly, smoking also serves as a risk factor for a number of other health conditions that negatively influence the cardiovascular and respiratory systems or the increased likelihood of other types of health risks including increased infection rates. There are also additional risks posed to others through second hand smoke exposure. These risks may include poorer asthma outcomes.
A Preliminary Examination of Gambling Problems in Mentally Ill Offenders
Liam E. Marshall PhD*, Michelle Wallace B A, Brian Kerr C A C2 , Sasha Stark
This study examines the prevalence of problem gambling in incarcerated mentally ill male offenders. Forty-four respondents serving sentences of less than two years in a Canadian correctional facility completed three commonly used measures of problems with gambling: the Canadian Problem Gambling Index, the South Oaks Gambling Screen, and the Gamblers Anonymous 20 Questions measures. Prevalence rates of problem gambling varied dependent on the measure used and its index of severity of problem.
Internet Addiction: The Making of a New Addiction
Karin H Bergmark*, Einar Stensson, Anders Bergmark
The body of Internet addiction research articles has grown rapidly during the last years. Critics claim that the bulk of this research is more confirmatory than scrutinizing, in spite of weak evidence for the label of addiction. A study on excessive Internet use in Sweden has been cited repeatedly in Internet addiction studies. The present study takes a closer look at these citations and combines the presentation with a systematic review of methods and theoretical approaches in Internet addiction studies, published between January 2000 and July 2013.