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Biological Approach applied to gambling and smoking
Biological approach is reductionist as they reduce a complex idea and put it down to an imbalance of brain
chemicals and the influence of specific genes. It is therefore a very limited view as it ignores other plausible
causes, such as irrational thoughts,…

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Buka et al, 2003: although an expected mother's smoking during pregnancy doesn't increase the likeliness of
the child smoking, should the child start smoking, they are more likely to become addicted. Data collected
from 1248 women aged 17 to 39 between 1959 and 1966
Time period bias could prevent these…


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