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Balance Update:New law to introduce minimum price for alcohol in Wale

Posted 27/10/17

Regional: Balance, the North-East Alcohol Office, welcomes minimum unit price bill in Wales
A NORTH-EAST alcohol harm awareness organisation has welcomed the Welsh Government’s move to introduce a bill for a minimum unit price this week.
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National:
Reducing the availability of alcohol would help combat excessive drinking
Reducing the availability of alcohol by increasing unit pricing is one of the measures that is being recommended in a new British Psychological Society report.   Click here to read more...

Alison Douglas: Does your boozing cause health and family problems?
When I tell someone that I’m chief executive of Alcohol Focus ­Scotland, it’s amazing how many people get defensive about how much they drink. Most of us – including me – like a drink but we also ­disassociate ourselves from some of the more problematic aspects. Click here to read more...

Two thousand died while alcohol law stalled, says charity
Drinking has claimed the lives of 2,000 people since the government first began deliberating over the controversial Alcohol Bill two years ago, a charity has claimed.   Click here to read more...

Pubs hammered' by cheap supermarket alcohol
First Minister Carwyn Jones has said a law to set a minimum price for alcohol will help the survival of pubs as well as the nation's health.  Click here to read more...

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