Media Exposure

7 July 2017
Gambling harm twice that of drugs
MSN New Zealand: http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/gambling-harm-twice-that-of-drugsstudy/ar-BBDUaSc
Summary: The harm associated with gambling is almost double that of drug use disorders, new research has found.  AUT Professor Max Abbott's research also found the quality of life for a low-risk gambler can drop by 20 percent.

17 February 2016
New Zealand Herald: State of the Nation
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11590645
Summary: The Salvation Army's annual report on New Zealand life is surprisingly rosy, but it does highlight some concerns… AUT public health researcher Professor Max Abbott suggested last week that a decline in gambling over the past 15 years pointed to  New Zealanders "adapting" to the= radical liberalisation of the gambling industry during the economic reforms of the late 1980s  and early 90s.

28th April 2016
Fusion: The surprising relationship between caffeine and how you use the internet
http://fusion.net/story/295980/the-surprising-relationship-between-caffeine-and-how-you-use-the-internet/
Summary:  A study released this week by researchers at New Zealand's Auckland University of Technology and Monash University in Australia has found a link between levels of online activity and caffeine dependency.

15 July 2016
Live News: Widespread support for cannabis law reform
http://livenews.co.nz/2016/07/15/widespread-support-for-cannabis-law-reform/
Summary: A recent assembly at the Auckland Town Hall has put the spotlight on New Zealand’s cannabis laws… The event sought to inform intelligent public discussion on the issue of cannabis, and opened with an address from Professor Max Abbott, CNZM – Dean of AUT’s Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.

10 July 2016
Stuff: Alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport to be addressed by Government
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/81166101/alcohol-advertising-andsponsorship-in-sport-to-be-addressed-by-government
Summary: Rugby League legend Graham Lowe is "deeply saddened" a 2014 report which recommended banning alcohol advertising in sport has been met with silence from the Government… Panel member and Auckland University of Technology professor Max Abbott said the panel were optimistic that positive changes would come of the review.