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 PhD

Dr. Heather Yaxley is passionate about sustainable careers, reflective practice and professional development. I am a rhizomatic educator, practitioner, consultant, academic and scholar. As a qualified academic, I teach the CIPR professional qualifications with PR Academy and have experience teaching at various Universities. I run the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) and my own strategic consultancy. I was awarded by PhD researching Career Strategies in Public Relations by Bournemouth University in 2017. I'm a published author, with books, chapters and academic papers to my name.