Friday, July 26, 2002

Warning. This could be hazardous to your health.

For years now, we've had warnings on cigarettes about the health risks that they cause, and alcohol ads now all have some mention about drinking responsibly, having a designated driver, etc, but for the first time last week, I heard a warning about gambling addiction on a radio lotto advertisement. This warning was followed up by a phone number to call if you think you have a problem.

I really don't understand the appeal of gambling, but as someone familiar with addiction, can empathize with those with a gambling problem. I guess it's a huge issue, especially in an area with more than its fair share of casinos. (Note: looking for links for this blog, a yahoo search on gambling located more sites on problem gambling than actual gambling sites.)


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