Even the most diligent and harshest critics of the nanny state mentality are sure to be surprised by the European Union's latest target. The effects of secondhand drinking are now an apparently serious subject of governmental study. Upon further consideration, it's only a logical extension of an interventionist mentality intent on molding individuals to fit within a desired power structure. Perversely, blaming the substance exonerates the most noxious in society.
The campaigns to combat the effects of ‘passive smoking’ are widely credited for Europe’s growing number of smoking bans. Now alcohol is in the sights of the public health lobbyists, and they have invented the concept of ‘passive drinking’ as their killer argument.Do read the whole article.
HT: Curmudgeonly and Skeptical.
cp: The Broom