Hi Forum members,
It’s National No Smoking day today! Are any of you planning on giving up?
On September 1st 2002, the Australian government introduced smoke-free laws that “required gambling venues in Victoria to be smoke-free”. Subsequently the gambling industry there, reported declines in revenue which they had attributed to the new smoke-free laws.
The link seems a more prominent feature for gaming machine users (anxiety thrown into the mix). Some reports “suggest” that “gambling problems and tobacco dependence have similar characteristics.
"Smoking is a powerful re-enforcement for the trance-inducing rituals associated with gambling."
What are your experiences. Let me know what you think!
For help to stop smoking you can call the NHS smoking helpline on 0800 169 0 169.