Brit Happy Hour Ban
It seems our cousins across the Pond are considering drastic action:
Britain is considering a ban on “happy hour” discounts at bars and restaurants to curb drinking, a spokesman said Saturday, as health advocates warned that a rise in liver-related deaths among young people may signal a future epidemic.
Health officials will decide on whether to ban the happy hours — designated times for discount drinks — once an independent policy review is published in coming weeks, a health department spokesman said on customary condition of anonymity.
The proposal was one of several aimed at stemming a trend in binge drinking in recent years, particularly among teenagers and young adults. The government also plans to spend 10 million pounds ($15 million) on a new public awareness campaign, and wants to improve enforcement of laws against underage drinking.
Is this problem really one of people not understanding that consuming large amounts of alcohol along with fatty foods is unhealthful? Or rather people opting for short term pleasure at the risk of long term harm?
via a very concerned Mary Katharine Ham