The Courier-Mail

Breath­ing al­co­hol in­no­va­tion is a se­ri­ous blow to com­mon sense


AS A re­tired, and I like to think, re­spon­si­ble grand­fa­ther and naval vet­eran who is lim­ited to two glasses of red wine daily due to lung com­pli­ca­tions, I find it ab­surd to read of yet another novel way to get “plas­tered” where al­co­hol is ab­sorbed into the blood­stream by “vapours” ( C-M, Sep 2).

With an av­er­age of 23 deaths an­nu­ally in Queens­land linked to do­mes­tic viol- ence, the ma­jor­ity of cases due to ex­ces­sive al­co­hol and il­licit drugs, I’d have to agree with Pro­fes­sor Jake Na­j­man, di­rec­tor of Queens­land’s Al­co­hol and Drug Re­search and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre when he said it sounds “ter­ri­bly dan­ger­ous”.

What is next on the radar, a smart­phone that will emit an al­co­hol ef­fect through the eardrums? BRI­TISH sci­en­tists are now telling us that salt can trig­ger obe­sity ( C-M, Sep 3). I have a book on nat­u­ral health with that in­for­ma­tion from 40 years ago. THE win­ner of the prize for Au­gust is Chris­tine Jones of Par­re­arra for her let­ter sug­gest­ing that teach­ers near­ing re­tire­ment should be used to men­tor younger teach­ers.

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