Youth Gambling Infographic

Infographic developed by Injury Free Nova Scotia, 2015. Used by permission.


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The community of the Cobequid region of Nova Scotia set out to discover what their youth thought about gambling, how it impacted them, what effect advertising and marketing had in their lives, and how we can improve our system for future generations. This video shows their thoughts in their own words. GRINS Chair, Bruce Dienes, provides the “talking head” segments.

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