Internet May Be Fueling Shopping Addiction

September 24, 2010 8:40 AM | Reporting Kristine Johnson

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – As many as 17 million Americans, most of them women, have been diagnosed with shopping addiction. Now, addiction experts say there’s an alarming new trend: teenage shopaholics, provoked in part by the internet.

“I really like this nail polish, I definitely recommend picking it up,” says one teen in a video posted on YouTube.

“Everyone was asking me what mascara I’ve been wearing, and it was this one,” another YouTube poster said.

They’re weren’t part of a television commercial or the shopping network – they were all regular girls participating in the latest phenomenon sweeping the Internet.

Read the full article on CBS New York

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