Hospital admissions linked to alcohol double since 1995

#2
angular said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7414322.stm

So, Zanu Labour in power for 10 years, and hospital admissions due to alcohol intake in the general population double. Coincidence? I think not.[/

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#3
Well, it could be that everyone's drinking more or it could be that they're just rushing to hospital where before they'd have avoided the stigma of being labelled alcoholics. It's a disease nowadays, doncherno, not a weakness of character. And it can't be their own fault 'coz all the slebs have the same one innit?
 
#5
I was there with an injured erm, client, last week. Do I count?
 
#6
Just to clarify and qualify, I wasn't peshed then but I am now :D
 
#8
All the publicity about this is because they've managed to crush the smokers in the country. The boozers are next. It won't be long till you have to have a licence to drink in a pub. You have been warned.
 
#10
exbleep said:
All the publicity about this is because they've managed to crush the smokers in the country. The boozers are next. It won't be long till you have to have a licence to drink in a pub. You have been warned.
They are already trying to ban cheap supermarket booze, not enough tax on it I s'pose.
 
#11
Lets face it the small price rise on cheap drink is feck all to do with our health and more to do with making money for the govn.

Oh no, my 99p cider is now 1.20 thats going to stop all the chavs and alcos drinking isnt it...............

Vp
 
#12
exbleep said:
All the publicity about this is because they've managed to crush the smokers in the country. The boozers are next. It won't be long till you have to have a licence to drink in a pub. You have been warned.
Fat people will be up against the wall first

'Yeeeeaaaahhhh! I've got a six pack of pork pies in my fridge and a 4 pint jug of full fat milk.COME AND GET ME FOOD COPPER!!'
 
#13
It was the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and g'den broon who first piped up about banning cheap supermarket booze, obviously whilst people are sitting arpund a barbacue drinking cheap lager they arn't in pubs indirectly paying large amounts of tax.

probably this is to combat the 5-15% estimated loss in pub revenue since the smoking ban, but that's just me being cynical again.
 
#14
mark1234 said:
It was the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers and g'den broon who first piped up about banning cheap supermarket booze, obviously whilst people are sitting arpund a barbacue drinking cheap lager they arn't in pubs indirectly paying large amounts of tax.

probably this is to combat the 5-15% estimated loss in pub revenue since the smoking ban, but that's just me being cynical again.
Isnt the tax duty on alcohol the same in pubs as it is in supermarkets :? Its just that supermarkets have A: differant overheads, B: Have massive buying power and C: Use alcohol as loss leaders.
 
#15
I posted a report that showed that middle class families were most at danger of their health failing due to drinking last October. Apparently 1 large glass a day is more harmful than binging at the weekend.
 
#16
For those of you bleating about tax conspiracies and in your 20s and 30s, it is your age group that are about to be hit with an epidemic of cancer, heart disease and other lovelies of which liver disease was just the pathfinder - for those of us in our 40s, 50s and above, it will be us who will be hit with no welfare payouts, little NHS provision and no elderly care provision, because the economic base which pays for that will be taking up the hospital beds we want to be occupying.

Complain as bitterly as you like, but our livers and immune systems weren't designed to take the huge amount of neuro-toxins we throw at it, frequently, over many years - and just like anything else in life, there is a price to pay and we're paying it.
 

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