Tuesday 18 September 2018

Why the Government's war on alcohol will fall on deaf ears

Many public health studies distort data evidence in order to further what they see as righteous ends, writes Eoin O'Malley

'Despite the stark claims of the public health lobby, the current recommended alcohol limits seem unrealistically low.' Stock photo: PA
'Despite the stark claims of the public health lobby, the current recommended alcohol limits seem unrealistically low.' Stock photo: PA

'There's no fire alarm without fire." That will never make it as a popular aphorism because as anyone who works in a large building knows, it just isn't true.

Most of us experience fire drills on a regular basis. Sometimes, for me, it's at the start of a class, and you know that the planned class is ruined.

Sometimes you're in the middle of a problem, and the fire alarm goes off, you're tempted to lock your door and continue working. Because at this stage I know that fire alarms don't mean fire.

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