Smoking parents pose a threat to their kids

By all means take away the children of obese parents, but parents who smoke and drink are an even greater danger.

Rob Loynes

Topics Politics

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The recent removal of grossly obese children from a family home in Dundee, Scotland, was a great leap forward for the war on obesity. Following in the footsteps of various American examples of fat children rescue operations, the Dundee social services decided that the kids would be safer in the care of the authorities rather than in their burger-strewn home. Yet this doesn’t go nearly far enough. Parents who smoke are also killing their kids. Parents who drink are poisoning their kids with second-hand drunkenness. And parents who swear are turning out the worst kind of children of all: feral f-worders.

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