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Weekly policy update: MUP could tackle UK drinking problem

Posted 12/12/13

National news:

Minimum unit price could tackle UK drinking problem
An evidence-based alcohol strategy could have “far reaching benefits” for society’s vulnerable citizens, says Professor Sir Ian Gilmore from the Royal College of Physicians. Click here for more

Home Office set to announce Local Alcohol Action Areas
The Home Office has said it will announce which local authorities will be taking part in the Local Alcohol Action Area (LAAA) project in due course. Click here for more...

Call for minimum alcohol pricing
Failure to introduce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol in England and Wales is "damaging the most vulnerable in society", leading doctors have said.  Click here for more...

Booze still kills '20 people a week' in Scotland
NHS Health Scotland called for further action to ensure that reductions in alcohol deaths continue. There were more than 1,000 recorded in 2012.  Click here for more...

There is evidence for effective alcohol policy – why isn't it taken seriously?
The Dr Foster report on hospital admissions linked to drink or drugs details the latest instalment in our troubled relationship with alcohol.  Click here for more...

Customs sets up wholesaler registration scheme in a bid to fight alcohol fraud
News that the government is to insist the drinks sector introduces a new registration scheme for wholesalers in a bid to curb alcohol fraud has been welcomed by trade leaders.  Click here for more...

Retailer bans sales of super-strength beers and cider in Norfolk
Bosses at a regional retailer have pledged their commitment to reducing alcohol-related health problems and anti-social behaviour by banning the sale of cheap, super-strength beers and ciders across Norfolk and Norwich.  Click here for more...


Regional news:

North East hospital admissions for alcohol-related cancers more than double
Health warning is given over the long term risks of drinking too much, too often as hospital admissions rise.  Click here fore more...


International news:
Alcohol law changes begin next week
Major changes to New Zealand’s drinking laws come into force next week.  Click here for more...

Alcohol hospitalisation figures in Victoria revealed (Aus)
Experts are reminding people of the harmful effects of excessive alcohol consumption, with new figures revealing almost 30,000 alcohol-related hospitalisations in Victoria in a 12 month period.  Click here for more...