FANATICAL public health campaigners may be mentally ill, it has emerged.
Doctors who want smoking banned for anyone born after 2000 are being asked whether their obsessive quest for the perfectly healthy human might have turned them a bit funny.
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “Health campaigning began innocuously with pre-war posters saying things like ‘Eat an apple!’ and ‘Don’t drink beer all the time’.
“But the next big campaigns are going to be about travelling back in time to unsmoke any fags you’ve ever had, and worshipping Fruitor the fruit god.
“The problem with health campaigners is they get so into physical health they can’t form a mental image of anything except a wicker basket full of shiny apples, thus they end up completely barking.”
Sales manager Roy Hobbs said: Health campaigns make you feel worse than a distraction burglar if you have two cans of Coke a day.
Its as though doing anything unhealthy means youre stealing money from the NHS which could be used to treat decent people. You know, the ones who think drinking more than two glasses of wine means youre Sid Vicious at his most nihilistic.”
Government health advisor Dr Mary Fisher said: Rest assured there isnt some sort of public health Spanish inquisition going on.
“Which is a shame, because I could easily get people to renounce ready meals if I could use red-hot pliers on them.