Alcohol is destroying the nation and the fearless fumblers of the Health Department propose putting warning labels on bottles.
Folks, we have a crisis here. Respond at least as incisively as you do with tobacco.
But it seems our bureaucrats respond to these matters in inverse relationship to the threat. They still don't have a proper programme to deal with Aids.
Demon drink needs to be controlled as decisively as any other enemy in our midst before it claims another several tens of thousands of victims on our roads, in our homes and in our workplaces.
If 37percent of the population is abusing alcohol, as the Central Drug Authority reports, there's no time to play nice. This is war.