"Breathalyzer": the polemical broadcast last night

Health vloxas August 8, 2016 0 2

France 4 aired yesterday at 11:01 p.m. program to show the ravages of alcohol. The issue sparks debate because the organizers are drinking young volunteers to measure their effects.

This is a new concept of reality. For the first time, a chain of public service has been drinking alcohol to 60 volunteers aged 18-30 years. They will then pass a series of tests designed to show the effects of four to ten glasses of alcohol on attention, memory, judgment ...

The experiment was supervised by Dr Philippe Batel, medical director of the clinic of addictions Montevideo. Issuing designers ensure that at no time, volunteers will be endangered.

First episode Tuesday, October 7, 2014

However, since the announcement of its launch in June, the Breathalyzer is controversial show. The National Association of Alcoholism prevention and addiction seized France Télévisions and the upper Audiovisual Council to try to block the project. Wasted effort.

France 4 launched last night the first episode of Breathalyzer. The program was broadcast in the second part of the evening.

"We will not see the time when young people drink alcohol, but you will be informed of the amount they have consumed before each experiment," said Tiphaine de Raguenel, the director of the chain.

The question is whether this type of experience has real educational value.

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