Government should break free from reliance on alcohol revenue
I just finished reading this week’s editorial from March 28 entitled “Bottoms Up” about drinking in our province.
This is always a topic of concern for me as I keep up on the statistics in our area. We hear plenty of talk on drug programs and the evils of prescription and street drugs.
What gets me is the percentage of drinkers here and their substance of choice is alcohol, and we mustn’t forget the addictive nicotine and all of it legal and ready to get on every corner.
I would think our health associations here could get more on board with these statistics, because alcohol and nicotine cause more serious and longterm health costs than any other form of substance abuse. Then again, look at the revenue government obtains from the use of these products.
Addiction is a terrible condition and needs our utmost care and concern — not a government attribute apparently.
Remember the stop smoking sign of the broken cigarette and break free on the poster? Lets give government the same message regarding drinking — break free from that alcohol use and addiction, too. Let them get their revenue from somewhere else rather than legally destroying lives.
Can’t we find our rest and relaxation in other ways people? Lets show the government we mean business and break free.
The Bible says our bodies are wonderfully made and on a close up look, we have to agree with that.
Lets be more careful with what we put in it. Take the initiative and look after what is yours alone — your body. Our great designer would be pleased.
The proof will be in the pudding. You’ll look and feel better — ask anyone who has succeeded in breaking free. Do you want to send a message to government? Stop buying the stuff. They’ll soon get the idea and make up the savings in health care.
“Let them get their revenue from somewhere else rather than legally destroying lives.”