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ERIC Number: EJ792776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1055-6699
The Proliferation of Legalized Gambling: Implications for Health Education
Golaszewski, Thomas
American Journal of Health Education, v35 n4 p205-211 Jul-Aug 2004
Legalized gambling is growing substantially and provides both a dilemma and an opportunity for those in the health promoting professions. Gambling represents a form of economic development and, for certain segments of society, improved health and quality of life. On the other hand, gambling is a known addiction, with a host of sociological problems associated with its practice. Consequently, a number of opportunities and responsibilities emerge for health educators. This paper provides both background information and suggestions for professional development, and begins a dialogue in the health education literature on this largely neglected and misunderstood topic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Mississippi; Nevada; New York; United States