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Stop Online Gambling Adverts on TV UK

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After reading of the devesting suicide of Philip Tomlinson who is another victim of gambling addiction. Enough surely has to be enough.

Im just overcoming my addiction and it's left me in around £35,000 worth of debt and I've been right at the edge on many occasions but thankfully with the right help and support, I'm finally moving in the right direction.

Gambling addiction causes untold trauma to both the addicted individual and, just as importantly their family member.

The government needs to be more and that needs to start with the regulating and stopping of all gambling adverts within the UK. Every other advert I see when watching TV is gambling related and even at times when young children and teenagers will be watching and vulnerable. The adverts only ever potray being on the winning end but it never shows the the destruction and devastation it can cause.

It has the highest suicide rate of addiction and it's becoming a regular news story about a gambling addict taking his or her life.

The government needs to step up and do more. 

Please if you're reading this and struggling with a gambling addiction or an addiction of any sort, please seek the necessary help and support and trust that things can and will change for the better. 


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