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Doctors urge industry to respect minimum alcohol unit decision

Posted 04/11/16

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Drinks industry urged to drop legal action against minimum pricing for alcohol
The drinks industry has been urged to drop "ill-judged and damaging" legal action against the introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol in an open letter from health organisations.  Click here to read more... 

Is public opinion on alcohol at a crossroads?
Producers need to respond to shifting perceptions of alcohol as consumption continues to fall in the UK, with lower strength products offering an opportunity for growth, key figures speaking at a seminar on alcohol policy have stressed.
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UK wine duty revenues hit record £4 billion
The UK’s wine industry generated a record £4 billion in tax revenue in the past 12 months while spirits revenues increased by £54m in the past six, despite a freeze on wine and cut on spirits duty in 2015.   Click here to read more...

Doctors urge industry to respect minimum alcohol unit decision 
Doctors and public health campaigners have urged the alcohol industry to respect the recent legal decision dismissing objections to introducing minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland.   Click here to read more...

Alcohol ads on social media linked to underage drinking
Alcohol marketing has been linked to underage drinking in a new study revealed at the APSAD Scientific Alcohol and Drugs Conference.  Click here to read more...

Dry January campaign opens up to other charities through Virgin Money Giving
Alcohol Concern has announced that its Dry January fundraising campaign is now open to other charities, as a result of a partnership with Virgin Money Giving. 
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Manchester students win international award for their alcohol patch invention
The ‘AlcoPatch’ detects alcohol in sweat, and contains a colour patch which indicates the level of alcohol consumed by the wearer. Its inventors hope that the patch will be used in the future as an ‘affordable, personal intoxication awareness tool’ to test blood alcohol levels.  Click here to read more...

Here are the 15 countries that consume the most alcohol
Britain surprisingly isn't at the top of the list...or anywhere on the list for that matter.
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Alcohol dependency in young adults may have long-lasting effects
A study says that young adults with symptoms of alcohol dependence may see health effects late in life, even decades after conquering their problem drinking.
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Love your liver: Everything you need to know about the vital organ and liver disease
Liver disease - and deaths - have risen sharply in the UK in recent years, and often we don't realise we're at risk. We found out what you need to know. 
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