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Safe drinking

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 29 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:346
  1. I Robertson

    My brother used to have a rather original technique for coping with overzealous whisky pouring during Highland hogmanays in Scotland: once he had drunk enough he furtively emptied each successive whisky into his left shoe, thus avoiding social opprobrium for laggardly drinking. I often wonder at how he managed to squelch his way undetected home, but rather suspect that his hosts were perfectly aware of his curious habit, tolerantly regarding it as a sociological quirk of suburban Glasgow drug culture. I look forward eagerly to the first health education campaign against this new menace - hideous posters of prune-like feet, TV exposes of impossibly young children pouring cheap cider into their wellies..... …

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