Does drink sneak up on you? A recent UK Government campaign warns that it might, especially if you’re the kind of person who likes the odd glass of wine or beer at home.
One drink leads to two and then … well, most of us probably recognise the pattern. But did you know drinking two large glasses of wine a day could make you three times as likely to get mouth cancer? No? You do now. The irony is that this campaign targets a type of drinking that British policymakers have often encouraged: the relaxed, civilised glass of wine at home, as opposed to the raucous skinful down the pub. That is, the ‘continental’, as opposed to traditionally (or, stereotypically) British approach.