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is contradictory for legislation to ban hospitals from selling one potentially harmful, but legal, addictive product on their premises tobacco while allowing them to actively promote another lotteries, he writes. we lost our moral compass to such an extent that we are blinded to our duty to do no harm by the attraction of easy revenue? estimated four per cent of Canadian adults are thought to have a gambling problem. But this small segment generates about 23 per cent of gambling revenue in the country, the editorial says.
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direction I coming from is that doctors are in a privileged position in society, as are hospitals. We trust doctors and hospitals to look after us when we sick and to put our health and well being to the fore.
Fletcher said out of control gambling can have devastating consequences for an individual addicted to playing the odds as they spend more and more chasing losses and looking for the big win.
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gets cheaper the more you spend, said Fletcher, who advocates for a removal of such incentives, an individual spending cap and warnings to the public about spending too much on lotteries.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, part of the hospital network, operates a twice yearly lottery that gives people a chance to win houses, cars, trips and cash prizes worth millions of dollars in total.
But he believes measures are needed to protect people vulnerable to a gambling addiction, who could blow through hundreds of dollars on a hospital lottery website in a few minutes because of incentives that more and more spending. most lotteries offered by hospitals and health advocacy groups, buying tickets in bulk Nike Roshe Ladies saves you money.
In Monday issue of the CMAJ, editor in chief Dr. John Fletcher says doctors and hospitals have a responsibility to prevent harm, but fundraising lotteries have the potential to severely affect people with a gambling addiction.
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Bell said a 2011 Swedish study of different forms of gambling found lotteries were far less hazardous to at risk and problem gamblers than other games of chance, including interactive Internet gambling, casino gambling, and electronic gaming machines, for instance
that why we as doctors should do no harm and why hospitals have a responsibility to ensure that their fundraising doesn harm vulnerable people. Robert Bell, president and CEO of University Health Network, said he was disappointed by the editorial.
TORONTO Canadian hospitals that run fundraising lotteries offering houses, cars and mega dollar prizes should take steps to protect players who are susceptible to problem gambling, argues an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
of people with problem gambling get depressed and some commit suicide. said he isn arguing for a ban on gambling or an end to hospital lotteries, noting the latter are a way of raising money for good causes while providing bit of fun for most people.
providing funding for enhancing patient care and certainly funding crucial research funding that is difficult to raise in other ways. said the Princess Margaret lottery offers people a chance to game while doing something beneficial.
I think the form of gambling we talking about that is, lotteries is the least associated with problem gambling, he said.
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