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Balance Update: Proposed minimum alcohol price law is published

Posted 17/07/15

Regional:

North East hospitals' multimillion pound bill for alcohol-related cancer admissions revealed
Calls made to Government amid concerns about level of admissions to North East hospitals for alcohol-related cancers.   Click here to read more...

Young people make their voices heard
They have joined forces with councillors to tackle issues that affect them, and as a result, a number of initiatives have been introduced.   Click here to read more...

National:

Proposed minimum alcohol price law is published
Research suggested a charge of 50p per unit would save nearly £900m over 20 years by cutting crime and illness, with 50 fewer deaths a year.  Click here to read more...

Overhaul of alcohol advertising regulations needed to keep up with social media, researchers say
Australian researchers are calling on the Federal Government to overhaul alcohol advertising regulations as companies change the way they target drinkers through social media.   Click here to read more...

Sorry baby, but mum's had a drink: The facts about consuming alcohol while breastfeeding.
Conflicting advice about booze and nursing your newborn sends new mother Barbara McCarthy on a quest for the truth.  Click here to read more...

Temptations of alcohol being replaced by lure of social media for many young Britons, says new study
The temptations of drink are being replaced by the lure of social media for many young Britons, some of whom worry that their reputations would suffer from drunken antics posted online, according to new research.  Click here to read more...


WSTA chief critical of Welsh government move to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol
The Welsh government has been condemned by a drinks industry leader for following Scotland’s lead in outlining plans for minimum unit pricing.   Click here to read more...



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