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Funko
10-09-2007, 08:34:48
I thought this story was pretty incredible. Since the smoking ban came in in Scotland 18 months ago there's been a 17% reduction in the heart attack rate.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/6986554.stm

C.G.B. Spender
10-09-2007, 08:35:42
Now ban alcohol

Funko
10-09-2007, 08:35:57
They are trying.

C.G.B. Spender
10-09-2007, 08:41:31
And women

protein
10-09-2007, 08:59:01
yeah, ban anything remotely fun that gets your heart rate up and we'll all live like miserable zen buddhists until we're 124.

rollercoasters have health warnings on them too. ban the fuckers.

C.G.B. Spender
10-09-2007, 09:00:53
Smoking is fun?

protein
10-09-2007, 09:06:10
alcohol is fun?

The Shaker
10-09-2007, 09:06:51
yes

C.G.B. Spender
10-09-2007, 09:07:33
Smoking stinks, alcohol makes you yell

The Shaker
10-09-2007, 09:08:46
smoking makes you yellow

C.G.B. Spender
10-09-2007, 09:11:42
Women makes you broke

The Shaker
10-09-2007, 09:14:37
chips make you full

protein
10-09-2007, 09:14:41
alcohol actually does make you yellow. when your liver stops working.

The Shaker
10-09-2007, 09:15:59
oh, so not from the external coating of vomit then?

Funko
10-09-2007, 09:16:35
Secondary drinking (drinking other peoples drinks) in pubs is extremely hazardous to your health.

The smoking ban is brilliant, I don't stink or have crap asthma all day after going out the night before. :beer:

The Shaker
10-09-2007, 09:20:18
Yeah, twas great for the missus when she was pregnant too.

Funko
10-09-2007, 09:21:17
So she could still go down the pub and get rat-arsed without the secondary smoke? :beer:

LoD
10-09-2007, 09:51:42
:lol:

Greg W
10-09-2007, 10:17:30
Wow. :eek:

King_Ghidra
10-09-2007, 11:40:44
the main peak of heart attacks in scottish smokers is surely at budget time

arf arf

C.G.B. Spender
10-09-2007, 11:41:07
Alcohol is bad! You should avoid it at any cost. However, beer and wine ...

Provost Harrison
10-09-2007, 12:25:57
Surely the Scots now have a gap of healthiness left by this ban. Perhaps they are going to have to find some other foodstuff to deep fry now ;)

And smoking is disgusting, just because everyone else has to suffer from the damn stuff.

Funko
10-09-2007, 12:58:59
I just think a 17% drop after just a year is a staggering difference. I didn't think it'd really make that much difference other than a small amount in the long term.

MOBIUS
10-09-2007, 13:21:42
Except there could be other underlying reasons for the drop such as less publicised initiatives...

Greg W
11-09-2007, 01:15:20
Deep Fried mars bar sales dropped by 17% last year?

notyoueither
11-09-2007, 04:26:02
Since the air has cleared the scent of bullshit should be easier to detect.

Beta1
11-09-2007, 21:23:56
there was a story doing the rounds that liver disease had gone up. less money spent on fags = more money spent on booze...

never seen figures to back that up though!

MoSe
12-09-2007, 07:50:38
you mean, more Cirrhosis and less Hepatitis

Funko
12-09-2007, 08:13:58
Originally posted by Beta1
there was a story doing the rounds that liver disease had gone up. less money spent on fags = more money spent on booze...

never seen figures to back that up though!

I think that booze sales are down overall.

C.G.B. Spender
12-09-2007, 08:24:22
I guess the money saved on cigarettes will be spent onWoW gold, cheap viagra and premium poly

Funko
12-09-2007, 08:44:19
Poor CGB. :(

C.G.B. Spender
12-09-2007, 08:45:42
Rich, potent and IQ>160!

Provost Harrison
12-09-2007, 20:02:33
Why thankyou ;)