Thursday, February 28, 2008

Booze and Cigs- a Public Health Prevention Scheme


Having this handy bottle opener around would help you monitor your alcohol consumption, eg, I can think of some patients I see every day who could use one of these as a gift to accompany their discharge papers from the ED. Or perhaps ambulances could stock them and hand them out as a public health initiative- sort of like the NYC Condom idea- thanks for riding with us. Maybe one end could have a cigarette lighter which would monitor your smoking too, and another little application would be a breathalyzer. Yes, another great idea for halfbakery.

2 comments:

S. said...

Let me know how that works out. I'm back with the kiddies for the time being, so not so much need for those gadgets. Their problems are poop and seizures and breathing lately. Important also.

Also, not sure I even wrote back about the Churchill quote you left on my "befores and afters" post a while back. I really like it. Thank you for sharing.

What did you think of the Kite Runner? I've heard it's pretty harsh and haven't had the heart to start it yet. I finished Les Mes and Three Cups of Tea lately. Both great in very different ways.

Got sick again today. Hate flares. Feel guilty. Maybe I'll try to go back tomorrow afternoon. Suppose I should get to bed if that's in the cards.

You listen to Loudon Wainwright III?

Anittah N. Patrick said...

A related idea:

http://credit-card-grrl.blogspot.com/2006/05/fat-tax-sin-card.html

(From an older blog that I no longer maintain.)