addiction

Doctors, specialists fear "unseen consequences" of teen e-cigarette addiction

In this image, a Juul kit is unpacked and displayed.
The contents of an electronic Juul cigarette box in 2018. Photo: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images

Doctors and leading addiction specialists are worried that the "unseen consequences" of teenage vaping and Juul addictions are greater than previously realized, the Washington Post reports.

What's happening: E-cigarettes allow users to ingest more nicotine than they would using traditional cigarettes. Addiction treatment specialists say that some teenagers who use e-cigarettes show signs of nicotine toxicity and respiratory problems. Doctors note that teenagers use e-cigarettes at faster rates than traditional cigarettes, and experts worry they make teenagers more vulnerable to other kinds of substance abuse.

Casinos are using AI for even greater advantage

Illustration of piles of gambling chips arranged as a bar graph
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Casinos and gambling websites, already adept at tilting long-term odds in their favor, are getting a leg up from technology that could inject even more certainty into their profit calculations.

The catch: Experts worry that tweaks nudging gamers to play more — and bet bigger — could propel some toward excess and addiction.