Booze and fags – that’s really bad

Once upon a time, famous folk used to do really mad and bad things – today’s headlines emphasise how stupid society has become, though:

Bill Murray tested for drunk driving of golf cart 

And, via Nige on ‘s blog, I notice a report that:

People who even think about going for a drink face being banned from their town centre for up to two days under wideranging new police powers.

I’m not denying that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol cause health and other problems – but it does seem ridiculous that these are being turned into heinous crimes.

As a celebrity’ PR practitioner, you must get used to all sorts of calls, but it must be hard not to laugh when your client is accused of having a legal cigarette or a tipple too many.

Hardly is it?

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Heather Yaxley

Heather Yaxley is passionate about PR - teaching the CIPR qualifications, lecturing part-time at Bournemouth University and running the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA). I'm undertaking a PhD looking at Career Strategies in PR. I love sharing ideas and knowledge - connecting news and views by blogging on public relations and educational developments, especially relating to accelerated and active learning. I'm also a published author, qualified trainer and experienced consultant.