It’s Not the Dough, it’s the Dopamine: The Dangerous Myth of the Responsible Gambling Model
How the gambling industry misleads regulators and imperils the public’s health. . . and what we can do about it!
An unprecedented Zoom event during Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Northeastern University Distinguished Professor of Law and President of the Public Health Advocacy Institute, Richard Daynard, published an op-ed in The Hill on December 6, 2022 laying out the importance of punitive damages in civil justice to protect public health. The article references a billion dollar punitive damages verdict in a Massachusetts tobacco case from […]
On September 6, 2022, attorneys general from 33 states announced a tentative settlement of their joint investigation of the company involving cash payments to the states of $438.5 million over several years. PHAI’s executive director, Mark Gottlieb, discussed the settlement on NBC News NOW the following morning. That short interview can be seen here.
For all other addictive products, government seeks to protect public health by regulating and restricting access to the addictive product or substance. But with gambling, state government is a full business partner.
Bloomberg has published an article in its CityLab section focusing on the Mass Shooting Playbook and 24 Hour Protocol published by PHAI’s gun violence prevention initiative, UnitedOnGuns. The article is titled: What Should Mayors Do After Mass Shootings? With the tragedy of frequent mass shootings in the United States, the role of mayors to help […]
The Public Health Advocacy Institute is a research and advocacy non-profit organization based at Northeastern University in Boston. Our work includes: Litigation for public health; Tobacco policy development; Gun violence prevention; Reducing the harm from predatory gambling; and finding ways to address violence as a public health issue.
It is very sad that municipal leaders need to think about – not if – but when a mass shooting occurs, how should my community prepare, respond, and recover? PHAI’s UnitedOnGuns Initiative has the resources to help mayors and city managers to be ready for these tragedies. These include a Mass Shooting Protocol and Mass […]
In an op-ed published today in the Orlando Sentinel, Sarah Peck, director of PHAI’s #UnitedOnGuns initiative along with Northeastern Professor James Alan Fox consider the impact of lingering trauma from the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting, which occurred 5 years ago on June 12, 2016. Peck and Fox note that the psychological toll on survivors, families, first responders, and others […]
PHAI’s Sarah Peck, director of #UnitedOnGuns, along with James Alan Fox, the Lipman Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy at Northeastern University, published an opinion piece in the Mercury News of San Jose, where a tragic public mass shooting at a light rail yard resulted in 10 deaths, including a self-inflicted gunshot wound to […]
In an op-ed published today in the Boston Globe, a day in which FDA announced it’s intention to issue regulations to ban menthol cigarettes, PHAI’s executive director and president consider what the next steps in tobacco prevention should be. Gottlieb and Daynard suggest that: The FDA should also remove menthol flavored e-cigarettes from the market. […]