Tobacco Free Allegheny held their quarterly meeting on Thursday at The United Way Headquarters on Thursday. The meeting focused on the connection between the brain, smoking and gambling.
Casinos in Pennsylvania allow smoking which experts say fuels the urge to gamble in the brain. Two addiction specialists from Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic made presentations.
In September, data from a casino air quality report revealed that nearly 300 nonsmoking casino workers in the state will die from illnesses stemming from secondhand smoke.