Poulin, Christiane
November 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/7/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 10, p1208
Academic Journal
The article reviews health and social aspects of individuals and communities arising from gambling activities. The study conducted by Canadian Public Health Association on problem gambling in Canada stresses that lost wealth can have an impact on health for decades and even generations. Control strategies suggest banning gambling advertisements and a decrease in the number of licences and increase of prices through taxation.


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