Monday, 24 July 2017

Heavy drinking will kill 63,000 people over next five years, doctors warn

Heavy drinking will kill 63,000 people over next five years, doctors warn Doctors urge government to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol as research reveals extent of liver disease

Almost 63,000 people in England will die over the next five years from liver problems linked to heavy drinking unless ministers tackle the scourge of cheap alcohol, doctors are warning.

Senior members of the medical profession and health charities are urging the government to bring in minimum unit pricing of alcohol and a crackdown on drink advertising to avert what they claim is the “public health crisis” of liver disease deaths.

The evidence is clear: raise the price of the cheapest alcohol to save lives and save money Continue reading... The Guardian

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