The nannying fussbuckets really don't get it, do they?
Research from employee engagement company ORC International has revealed that just 17% of smokers concede that they may be unhealthy or very unhealthy as a result.
The poll of more than 1,000 working-age Britons found that just 12% considered themselves to be unhealthy or very unhealthy, despite the fact that nearly a quarter regularly smoked and 41% drank on a regular basis.
All this may be true but the simple fact of smoking and drinking does not make you ill. At worst, what it does in increase your risks of being ill. For some conditions - lung cancer for smokers, for example - the risk is considerable. But despite this most smokers don't get lung cancer.
But then it seems ORC International (is their Chief Executive called Saruman by any chance?) have a product to flog:
ORC has also developed a new "Healthy Workplace" survey tool, which is due to be launched this month. It is designed to enable organisations to gather insights into the state of wellbeing in their workplace and to implement wellbeing programmes.