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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Gambling with the future of young people
Author(s): Moodie, Crawford
Hastings, Gerard
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Keywords: Gambling
Young People
Compulsive gamblers Psychology
Smoking Prevention and control
Gambling Law and legislation Great Britain
Youth Tobacco use Great Britain
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Date Deposited: 10-Mar-2009
Citation: Moodie C & Hastings G (2008) Gambling with the future of young people. Addiction Research and Theory, 16 (2), pp. 107-110.
Abstract: First paragraph: UK Policy makers addressed two key public health problems last summer: smoking and gambling. Both are quasi-voluntary behaviours, involve powerful vested interests and have serious implications for the future health and well being of young people; but policy on them is going in opposite directions. July’s smokefree legislation was followed in October by a law increasing the legal age of tobacco purchase to 18. This builds on the 2002 Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act, which removed all tobacco advertising, and the mandating of enhanced health warnings in 2001, which in October 2008 will be further improved by the addition of graphic images. These measures combine with systematic increases in the taxation on tobacco products, NHS countrywide smoking cessation services and multi-component health promotion.
DOI Link: 10.1080/16066350701851343
Rights: Published in Addiction Research & Theory. Copyright: Taylor & Francis (Informa Healthcare). This is an electronic version of an article published in Addiction Research & Theory, Volume 16, Issue 2 April 2008, pages 107-110. Addiction Research & Theory is available online at:

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