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    David Jernigan is a BU School of Public Health professor of health law, policy, and management; he can be reached at dhjern@bu.edu. Profile

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There are 2 comments on POV: Will Bringing Back “Happy Hours” Make Us Happy?

  1. So the case has been made that happy hours in Massachusetts lead to an increase in drunk driving, assaults, rape, homicides, death and disability. As the parent of three grown children, I feel that what seems to be missing is any analysis of our discussions about the consumption of alcohol, the training of bar tenders, and the role of (in)effective public transit systems. As an engineer, I feel it would be useful to compare the Massachusetts data with other countries where people are less reliant on driving and young people are more involved in discussions of alcohol consumption and abuse.

  2. Stop pushing alcohol as a way to meet people. A one hour quick meal (ie buffet, pizza, enchiladas) etc would be a lot better and cost the same as alcohol (though the profit manager is much less) and promote real conversation

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