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Why Policies Don't Help Smokers Quit

Taxes on tobacco and junk food, restrictions of advertising to children, attempts to address problem gambling, and other strategies can be sound policies in appropriate circumstances to promote healthy choices. But their effectiveness can face a lot of hurdles. Initiatives in one jurisdiction can be limited by the failure to act by other societies and by the virtual world impinging on the efforts of the real one. In this increasingly interdependent and connected world we need more local, international and global policy making and enforcement.
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Betting 101: Making Sense of the Odds

Betting on sports can be intimidating if all you have is a betting form in your hand and dollar signs in your head. That being said, it's a great way to get into sports if you are taking a shot at the office pool or bracket. The Gal's Got Game makes things a little simpler by adding some knowledge to go along with your dreams of rolling in cash.
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A Casino Will Gamble With Toronto's Most Vulnerable Citizens

Exploiting society's most vulnerable citizens, the modus operandi of revenue-generating gambling, is regressive taxation. Gambling is a gateway drug; a city that enables and promotes it violates basic principles of conservatism -- notably, to draw on evidence from other jurisdictions, and to put social problems to heel before they reach metastasis.
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When Facebook Goes Public, So Will Your Secrets

Facebook's profits are tied to a morally questionable business model; one that is addictive, and insidious for users. For all the good that Zuckerberg's company has done for reconnecting people, and letting them communicate with one another, Facebook exists to extract from those relationships the secrets of what makes us tick consumers.