Sunday, August 8, 2010

Parents who smoke in cars (and at home) and give their kids high-fat foods are committing a form of child abuse

Parents should take more responsibility for their children's health by setting a better example. That's what Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, thinks ... and I agree with him.

Professor Field, who represents 42,000 GPs across the UK, said that evidence from the US indicates that more young children are killed by parental smoking than by all other unintentional injuries combined. Think about that for a moment!

Health experts have already called for smoking to be banned in cars when children are present, but the government's recent absurd (and negligent) decision not to review existing smoking legislation means that this is unlikely to happen in the foreseeable future. How stupid can you get!

Professor Field says that adults need to take responsibility for their own health.

"The truth - which may be unpalatable to some - is that too many of us, too often, neglect too many aspects of our own personal health behaviour, and this is leading to increasing levels of ill-health and early death. Too many people do not face up to the hard facts.
Every day we are confronted with the sharp end of harm caused by smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and the tsunami of obesity. People should not take offence when doctors tell them that they should lose weight or stop smoking or drinking. They need to face facts."

I agree with him. People are always complaining about a "nannying" state, but in some aspects of life, they need nannying.

Everywhere I go, I'm surrounded by more and more overweight people who strut their blubber with pride. Fat parents with fat kids are a common sight. Fat families fill their shopping trolleys with high-fat foods and give their kids chocolate and cakes to eat while they're running around the supermarket annoying the shit out of decent people like me.

An ever increasing number even stuff their fat faces while they're checking out ... as if they haven't eaten for weeks. It's disgusting!

Yesterday, while I was checking out at my local supermarket, a fat guy next to me started stuffing chicken nuggets, not only into his own mouth, but also into the mouth of the one-year-old baby he was holding. His fat, repulsive wife was doing the same. That, in my opinion, is abuse.

I ask myself how the fuck they managed to produce a child with so much whale blubber covering every centimeter of their bodies like the Michelin tire man ... but that's beside the point (or is it?!).

The British are pigs in comparison to many of our European neighbours. How many kids have you see sitting or standing in a supermarket trolley while their parent do the shopping? Don't people realize that kids - just like adults - have been walking where dogs have been pissing and shitting? And then they go and put their filthy shoes in the trolleys where I put my food? And what do the supermarket staff do? Nothing! It's a fucking disgrace!

I'm really pissed off!


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