Addicted to social media? It's not so far-fetched. A new study shows that we may be more likely to succumb to media-related desires than to use more conventional drugs.

This article titled “Twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, study finds” was written by James Meikle, for The Guardian on Friday 3rd February 2012 10.37 UTC

Tweeting or checking emails may be harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, according to researchers who tried to measure how well people could resist their desires.

They even claim that while sleep and sex may be stronger urges, people are more likely to give in to longings or cravings to use social and other media.

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