Monday, 5 November 2012

Damn and Blast 'em ...

Another of my guilty pleasures is the documentary series on Channel 4 ...  "999 what’s your emergency ?" and having just watched episode 7 I was quite shocked at some assertions the makers of the film Blast Film Productions make regarding alcohol. I have written to them to ask which studies / statistics they base the following statements on at the end of the programme:
  1. Drink is a major factor in 50% of all crime
  2. It (drink) costs the NHS £2.7 billion a year
  3. 1 in 8 of the adults who die before the age of 64 do so because they have abused alcohol
Their response should make interesting reading ...

(If you'd like to ask them to:

Update ... 26/11/12 ... quelle surprise! No answer ...

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