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Safe alcohol limits.

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According to the latest advice from the UKs Chief Medical Officer there is no safe alcohol limit, as the recommended unit allowances for males are reduced from 21 to 14 units, in line with female allowances.

 

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If the new recommendation of a glass of wine a day is sound, then how do the French live so long with the copious amount of vino that they consume?

 

Or Solent Richard reaching the ripe old age of 70. laugh.png laugh.png

 

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Cheers.

 

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If the new recommendation of a glass of wine a day is sound, then how do the French live so long with the copious amount of vino that they consume?

Excellent point wheels36 and its not only France. Look at the rest of the Mediterrainean countries and places like Bulgaria from where certain regions grape vines originated. 

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We won't be allowed to do anything soon!

 

Everything in moderation is my motto!

 

Oh I don't know popsicle.

 

There was money to be made during prohibition. biggrin.png

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Hi  The reduction in the alcohol level is only a recommendations and it's up to you to either ignore the advise or take it on board. Many of this forum criticize smokers for partaking in their perfectly lawful habit even when they follow the instructions to smoke only in dedicated areas.  It's all down to individual choice, if you wish to drink more than the recommended alcohol limits the individual isn't doing anything illegal.

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If the UK's CMO says there is no safe alcohol limit then lets hope the next step will be 'zero' tolerance with regard to drinking and driving.

I completely agree!

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Regarding safe levels of alcohol consumption I would recommend having a look at the Cancer Research UK website where there is an article covering exactly this & giving a full explanation as to why alcohol causes cancer.......make your own mind up !

I Think it is very clear !

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A valid point Northern Star, I only have one issue with all the research and if we were to believe everything we wouldn't eat, drink or sometimes leave the house for our own safety. It's simple everything in moderation, as sometimes we are told drinking red wine has health benefits too.

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A valid point Northern Star, I only have one issue with all the research and if we were to believe everything we wouldn't eat, drink or sometimes leave the house for our own safety. It's simple everything in moderation, as sometimes we are told drinking red wine has health benefits too.

I think it is best to make ones own decisions as you say everything in moderation !

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So what will kill ue in the end? A glass of wine has been suggested as good for the heart but can cause cancer. If you don't get caught by one problem then you di by another. My Grandad was a professional boxer (first problem), ate butter all his life, came home drunk every day, smoked like a trooper and only stagggered about 100 yards from home to pub twice a day. Guess what - he lived into his 90's and cause of death was pneumonia from getting cold walking in the cold & rain! Live life while you can.

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Never knew that a glass of wine could cause cancer. There are always examples that can be used to argue both sides of the smoking issue. Some people smoke and live into their 90's even 100's whilst others, like my wife's aunt, develop lung cancer at a young age yet have never smoked. It's all about which side of the fence you sit on. I used to smoke but gave up 17 years ago. I now hate the smell of tobacco smoke and avoid those who smoke like the plague as I do believe in the extensive research that has been done that shows smoking is the cause of many respiratory problems not just cancer. Smoking will be banned on ships I predict in the next 5 years. I think it will start with say one or two ships in a fleet as a trial to see how it goes and if successful spread to the others. If you look at the smoking area on ships it is hardly hugely populated therefore the amount of trade that would be lost by banning smoking would be minimal. Plus the other side of the coin is that when banned it may attract new non smokers. As always just my opinion. 

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Agree re smoking. The Vapour e cigarettes are in my opinion just as bad and should be banned the same way as normal cigarettes. The smell that some vapour e cigarettes give off is just as annoying as the smell of cigarette smoke. I know that most ships classify them as  the same, however most cruise ships  do allow e-cigarette smoking on balconies. I have seen one passenger on a Cunard ship having a crafty drag on an e cigarette whilst being in the main area of the ship even though this is not allowed.

Many  onshore Pubs and wine bars in UK  unfortunately allow them, Although surprisingly Weatherspoons group of pubs do not. 

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19 hours ago, pennbank said:

Agree re smoking. The Vapour e cigarettes are in my opinion just as bad and should be banned the same way as normal cigarettes. The smell that some vapour e cigarettes give off is just as annoying as the smell of cigarette smoke. I know that most ships classify them as  the same, however most cruise ships  do allow e-cigarette smoking on balconies. I have seen one passenger on a Cunard ship having a crafty drag on an e cigarette whilst being in the main area of the ship even though this is not allowed.

Many  onshore Pubs and wine bars in UK  unfortunately allow them, Although surprisingly Weatherspoons group of pubs do not. 

100% agree Pennbank, as much as I dislike it I'd go as far as saying cigarette smoke is more tolerable, albeit more dangerous or so they say at the moment!!!!!!!!!

I have no problem at all with those who smoke, infact I often defend them as long as they keep to their designated areas.

Over indulgent drinkers on the other hand are a totally different breed, far more anti-social than smokers, once saw a whole family disembarked because of their behaviour due to drink, I suspect they had no understanding of "safe alcohol limits" :o

HLM.

 

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