How social media influences gambling addiction
The British company conducted a study and found that daily use of social media increases the likelihood of young people being inclined towards gambling by 200% compared to those who use social media less frequently.
The conclusion published in The British Medical Journal noted that the research also showed that content displaying risky behaviors could increase the probability of using electronic nicotine delivery systems, unhealthy eating patterns, and alcohol consumption.
Scientists reported that the study primarily targeted individuals between the ages of 10 and 19 to understand how social media influences the young and vulnerable audience.
The results were concerning, indicating an influence on risky behaviors, although not all social media users develop gambling addictions. However, arguing that spending excessive time online isn't detrimental to health isn't feasible either.
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