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Room, Robin and Nicoll, Fiona . (2020) Comparative sociology of dangerous consumptions: an interview with Robin Room. Critical Gambling Studies, 1 (1) DOI: https://doi.org/10.29173/cgs44

URL: https://www.criticalgamblingstudies.com/index.php/...

Interviewer: Professor Fiona Nicoll, University of Alberta
Participant: Professor Robin Room, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University

Excerpt:
....Comparing Gambling and Alcohol Research: My observation, looking at gambling from the alcohol side, is that gambling research is about 30 years behind alcohol research in terms of some of the thinking, certainly in terms of emancipating itself from the interests that are involved. You can draw a kind of continuum from tobacco, where the public health folk are extremely committed to the notion that anyone who had anything to do with tobacco industry has nothing to do with their research. ....


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