NHS calls for bookies’ funds against addiction

BETTING firms could be taxed to pay for addiction treatment, the head of the English NHS has suggested.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens condemned the “fraction” spent by the industry on helping those struggling with addiction compared with the amount spent on advertising and marketing.

He was speaking as the NHS announced a new service for 13 to 25-year-olds based at the National Problem Gambling Clinic (NPGC) in London. The clinic is Britain’s only dedicated...
source: Morning Star Online

2019-06-24 14:44
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