My first reaction: So fucking what?
Second reaction: Do you blame us?
a fact that one researcher called “alarming.”
Call it what you like. I don’t give a flying fuck what you call it. You can call it Donald Trump for all I care.
Those of us who have been around for half a century or more have survived this long without any nannying or bullying. We have survived without seat belts or sell by dates. We survived without all those “health food supplements”, EU safety laws and probably the majority of us have smoked. In fact the vast majority survived being surrounded by smoky atmospheres in pubs, cinemas, public transport and even our own homes. Not only have we survived but we are living longer than previous generations, so stick that in your “alarming” pipe and smoke it.
Maybe you think we are entering our dotage or “second childhood” so are thinking along the lines of saving the elderly cheeeldren? There is one thing you overlook though – we knew a world before “research” and know damn well that 99[.99]% of it is pure bollox. We know what’s good for us and we know what’s bad for us. We found out by simple experience and parental advice. We didn’t need any self appointed fucking “experts” to tell us how to live.
If anything, it’s the constant nagging, nannying and bullying that is driving us to drink.
You didn’t think of that, did you?