A research group in the Netherlands has finally answered the question we've all been wondering... Exactly how addictive is Facebook?

According to their study, it's just as addictive as smoking cigarettes and eating chocolate.

I can't say I didn't see that coming, I mean, if I don't update my Facebook status every 3 hours i start having withdrawals.

The craziest thing, to me anyway, is that this study also found that simply seeing the Facebook logo sets off, quote, "spontaneous pleasure cravings".

Since the social networking site can now be seen as a straight up addictive drug, it's best to tone it down a little bit if you're too into it. The study shows that overdoing Facebook can affect your health in a negative way.

In fact, I'd venture as far as saying Facebook is worse than cigarettes, because intense political arguments are just as likely to kill you as anything these days.

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[The Sun]