Stop Buying Rounds to Curb Binge Drinking

by Kathy Jones on  January 4, 2011 at 9:20 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
An expert, who is also an adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, feels that people should stop buying last rounds of drinks to avoid binge drinking.
 Stop Buying Rounds to Curb Binge Drinking
Stop Buying Rounds to Curb Binge Drinking

Richard Thaler, a professor at Chicago University, said that the best way would be to split the tab between all members of the party in order to avoid buying rounds of never-ending drinks.

"I would say if there were more than three of you I would run a tab. These are the kinds of things that policy makers and publicans should be thinking about," he told The Daily Telegraph, adding that the matter had been discussed with a senior official in the Cabinet Office.

Professor Thaler has authored the book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth And Happiness.

He also said that councils could also make decisions about lowering or raising the age for drinking.

Source: Medindia

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