Tackling gambling


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In the UK we have a complex relationship with gambling, the government licences the national lottery, and uses profit from that to fund our art and museum sector - horse racing is a national TV event, and we've seen a proliferation of betting shops on our high streets. At the same time, there's increasing acceptance that gambling causes problems for some people - to the extent that it's been termed a "hidden epidemic" and a public health problem. And it's to that point that the authors of a new analysis have written in the BMJ - if we see gambling as a public health problem, why aren't we treating it as such. To talk about that, we're joined in the studio by Heather Wardle - Wellcome humanities and social science research fellow at the LSHTM. Read the full analysis: https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1807

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