Nanny Bloomberg’s Next Crusade: Binge Drinking

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 at 6:56 am

This man really is a ground-breakking leader. Whoever before today thought about warning people about excessive alcohol consumption. Where would we be without such fearless leadership? What’s more, it’ll at least spare him further humiliation after his absurd “the police should go on strike” nonsense from Monday.

The next city health-care crackdown: alcohol abuse.

Having attacked smoking, trans fats and sugary drinks, the Bloomberg administration is ramping up its campaign against alcohol abuse, The Post has learned.

The city Health Department will be conducting a massive, 50-question telephone survey of New Yorkers to get a better handle on the level of alcohol abuse in the city.

“We routinely conduct surveys about important health issues to learn more about them, and underage and excessive drinking are serious health issues,” said Health Department spokesman Sam Miller.

Typically, the department asks a handful of questions about drinking and drugs as part of an annual survey that queries residents about many other medical issues.

But this poll will put a heavy emphasis on booze, along with some questions on drug use, indicating the city is delving deeper into the drinking problem.

“Issues to be explored include behavior patterns around unhealthy alcohol consumption and awareness of existing alcohol-related laws and standards,’’ the department told bidders hoping to conduct the poll.

Seems to me people being nagged 24/7 might be prone to drink more. Just saying.


2 Responses to “Nanny Bloomberg’s Next Crusade: Binge Drinking”

  1. Finbar on 25/25/12 at 7:35 am

    How about a crackdown on short people? They got little hands, little eyes, they walk around tellin’ great big lies. They got little noses and tiny little teeth, they wear platform shoes on their nasty little feet.

  2. Blue Hen on 25/25/12 at 10:05 am

    Why not contact law enforcement, health care and social service agencies? They allegedly work for the city (if Bloomie hasn’t sent them out on strike) and they are supposed to keep records and stuff. Why not look at alchohol as it impacts government ad society and form or revise laws as needed based upon that? Or is tat too much like public policy formulation?