Alcohol is the source of all evil

2012-12-27 09:27

With over 60% road fatalities attributed to drunk drivers,it is time that government embarked on a similar campaign as it did regarding tobacco products, a challenge that passed our courts,regarding stricter laws pertaining to the advertising,marketing ,sale and consumption of alcohol!

It is absolutely tragic to hear in the news that over a thousand road death fatalities resulted so far and as I write I am aware that this is a rising statistic. So what should be done? It is patent that the liquor industry substantially to the fiscus in terms of the "sin tax" but is it a factor that contributes towards government being fabourable towards this industry?

I find it very annoying when ever ads are being delighted on television with the notice at the bottom "not for sale for persons under 18" for I have spoken personally to people who watched these ads whether or not they saw and read these notices! They reponse was an heads up for me and hence this op-ed.

I suggest that government tightens up the existing regime by making it compulsory for the liquor industry to print on labels on Liqour bottles of the harmful effects of alcohol on the personal health of consumers and on the public.Also a warning that drinking and driving is a criminal offence with financial impact on the lives of the perpetrators and victims concerned.


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