One has to wonder to what extent alcohol was a factor in these mishaps and violence. One also has to wonder if a no alcohol rule came into effect the same way a no smoking rule was enforced, if the world wouldn’t turn into a better place.
The economy would certainly improve. The LCBO’s and beer stores would take a hit, as would the panel beaters, but on a government level, millions of dollars would be saved.
The hospital emergency room would be less crowded by accidents and domestic violence victims and more hospital bed would be available.
Disability claims would go down.
Jobs loss and with it unemployment claims would go down as less people would fail to show up for work due to a hangover or injury.
Welfare numbers would go down, as men and women wouldn’t have to rely on government assistance when their unemployment benefits run out.
Welfare expenses would further decrease as the divorce rate would go down as there would be less domestic violence and men and women wouldn’t turn to the government for financial assistance.
Smokers have been on the receiving end of criticism for years, yet, how many car accidents were due to smoking?
How many days off work were caused due to excessive smoking?
How many times did smoking lead to domestic violence?
Taking these figures into consideration, wouldn’t you say that drinking is far more evil than smoking?
Many will play their trump card by stating that smoking is bad for your health. So is drinking. Drinking can lead to high blood pressure, which in turn can lead to a stroke or heart attack. Not to mention that alcohol is the main cause of liver cancer.