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We simply do not understand this enthusiasm for minimum alcohol pricing - The Adam Smith Institute (blog);

We simply do not understand this enthusiasm for minimum alcohol pricing - The Adam Smith Institute (blog)

The Adam Smith Institute (blog)We simply do not understand this enthusiasm for minimum alcohol pricingThe Adam Smith Institute (blog)It's rather Chris Snowdon over at the IEA who is the policy wonk to talk to on the issue of minimum pricing for alcohol. The general view seeming to be that the public health wallahs have got the bit between their teeth and they're not going to listen ...and more »

Minimum alcohol price 'would improve UK health', says Public Health England - Sky News;

Minimum alcohol price 'would improve UK health', says Public Health England - Sky News

Sky NewsMinimum alcohol price 'would improve UK health', says Public Health EnglandSky NewsAlcohol sales have increased 42% since 1980 due to women drinking more than ever, according to a report by government advisers. 18:54, UK, Saturday 03 December 2016. Alcohol. Video: New calls for minimum alcohol pricing. The price of alcohol could ...and more »

Alcohol could get more expensive after health advisers call for minimum pricing - Metro;

Alcohol could get more expensive after health advisers call for minimum pricing - Metro

MetroAlcohol could get more expensive after health advisers call for minimum pricingMetroThe price of alcohol may increase after a new government report argued minimum pricing could improve the nation's health. A plan to introduce a mandatory price was shelved by the coalition government three years ago but it could be set to make a ...and more »

Alcohol minimum pricing 'will save 1100 lives a year' - iNews;

Alcohol minimum pricing 'will save 1100 lives a year' - iNews

iNewsAlcohol minimum pricing 'will save 1100 lives a year'iNewsMore than 1,100 lives will be saved every year if the Government introduces a 60p minimum unit price for alcohol in England, according to a major report. New minimum pricing guide. Bottle of wine, 11% ABV: £4.80. Can of lager, 4& ABV: £1.05. 700ml of ...and more »

If high prices curbed drinking, we'd all be sober - The Times (subscription);

If high prices curbed drinking, we'd all be sober - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)If high prices curbed drinking, we'd all be soberThe Times (subscription)Public Health England, the nanny state quango, has used its review of “alcohol control” policies to resurrect the campaign for minimum pricing. Rejected by Gordon Brown in the dog days of the Labour government, the idea of putting a floor price on a ...and more »

Increase the cost of alcohol to tackle problem drinking - The Times (subscription);

Increase the cost of alcohol to tackle problem drinking - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)Increase the cost of alcohol to tackle problem drinkingThe Times (subscription)Raising the cost of alcohol is the best way to tackle problem drinking, government health advisers have concluded, putting pressure on ministers to revive plans for a minimum unit price. Public Health England (PHE) said a legal floor for alcohol prices ...and more »

Britons are drinking 42% more than they were 30 years ago - and experts say boozing women are to blame - Daily Mail;

Britons are drinking 42% more than they were 30 years ago - and experts say boozing women are to blame - Daily Mail

Daily MailBritons are drinking 42% more than they were 30 years ago - and experts say boozing women are to blameDaily MailBritain is one the only countries in Western Europe in which death rates from drinking are still rising - and 10million people drink to harmful levels. The review into alcohol harm, published last night by Public Health England (PHE), found alcohol ...and more »

Minimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health' - Belfast Telegraph;

Minimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health' - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphMinimum alcohol pricing 'could improve nation's health'Belfast TelegraphAn anti-homelessness charity said that higher alcohol content drinks were doing more money than heroin and crack cocaine combined. The Government has said it will continue to look at minimum pricing for alcohol in light of a new report which argues it ...and more »

Increase the cost of alcohol to tackle problem drinking - The Times (subscription);

Increase the cost of alcohol to tackle problem drinking - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)Increase the cost of alcohol to tackle problem drinkingThe Times (subscription)Raising the cost of alcohol is the best way to tackle problem drinking, government health advisers have concluded, putting pressure on ministers to revive plans for a minimum unit price. Public Health England (PHE) said a legal floor for alcohol prices ...and more »

If high prices curbed drinking, we'd all be sober - The Times (subscription);

If high prices curbed drinking, we'd all be sober - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)If high prices curbed drinking, we'd all be soberThe Times (subscription)Public Health England, the nanny state quango, has used its review of “alcohol control” policies to resurrect the campaign for minimum pricing. Rejected by Gordon Brown in the dog days of the Labour government, the idea of putting a floor price on a ...and more »

Brits' boozing soars 42 percent with 10 million of us now guzzling harmful amounts of alcohol at home - The Sun;

Brits' boozing soars 42 percent with 10 million of us now guzzling harmful amounts of alcohol at home - The Sun

The SunBrits' boozing soars 42 percent with 10 million of us now guzzling harmful amounts of alcohol at homeThe SunHEALTH chiefs are calling for a hike in the price of alcohol amid claims boozing costs the economy £1.2billion a year. A government review found Brits are guzzling 42 per cent more than we did 40 years ago. Drunk and fighting revellers see in New Year ...and more »

Alcohol-related crime, lost output and ill health costs UK £52bn a year - The Guardian;

Alcohol-related crime, lost output and ill health costs UK £52bn a year - The Guardian

The GuardianAlcohol-related crime, lost output and ill health costs UK £52bn a yearThe GuardianPublic Health England estimates the cost of alcohol-related harm at between 1.3% and 2.7% of UK GDP. Photograph: Alamy. Denis Campbell Health policy editor. Friday 2 December 2016 14.23 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Emailand more »

PHE: 10 million in England drink at harmful levels - The Spirits Business;

PHE: 10 million in England drink at harmful levels - The Spirits Business

The Spirits BusinessPHE: 10 million in England drink at harmful levelsThe Spirits BusinessA major report from government agency Public Health England (PHE) claims more than 10 million people in England currently drink alcohol at levels which increase risk of “health harm”. In mice exposed to chronic alcohol use and repeat binge episodes ...and more »

PHE calls for minimum unit pricing to reduce alcohol harm - National Health Executive;

PHE calls for minimum unit pricing to reduce alcohol harm - National Health Executive

National Health ExecutivePHE calls for minimum unit pricing to reduce alcohol harmNational Health ExecutiveIntroducing a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol could improve the health of the heaviest drinkers in the country, Public Health England (PHE) suggested as it published a review showing the damage increased levels of drinking are causing. Sales of ...and more »

No 10 refuses to rule out introducing minimum prices for alcohol - Daily Mail;

No 10 refuses to rule out introducing minimum prices for alcohol - Daily Mail

Daily MailNo 10 refuses to rule out introducing minimum prices for alcoholDaily MailA spokesman for the Prime Minister said the Government will look into proposals by its own health advisers, who recommend bringing in minimum pricing to cut the harm caused by drinking. The review by Public Health England (PHE) said drinkers should be ...and more »

Health advisers call for minimum alcohol unit pricing - BBC News;

Health advisers call for minimum alcohol unit pricing - BBC News

BBC NewsHealth advisers call for minimum alcohol unit pricingBBC NewsIntroducing a minimum price per unit of alcohol in England would improve the health of the heaviest drinkers, a review by Public Health England says. The report found that although alcohol consumption has dropped since 2008, those in poorer communities ...and more »

Alcohol is leading cause of DEATH among under 50s: North West has highest mortality rates - Express.co.uk;

Alcohol is leading cause of DEATH among under 50s: North West has highest mortality rates - Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukAlcohol is leading cause of DEATH among under 50s: North West has highest mortality ratesExpress.co.ukALCOHOL is the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 49 years old, a Public Health England review into alcohol harm has revealed. By Olivia Lerche. PUBLISHED: 10:20, Fri, Dec 2, 2016 | UPDATED: 16:27, Fri, Dec 2, 2016. Alcohol: ...and more »

Over 10m people are drinking at harmful levels, PHE warns - Pulse

Over 10m people are drinking at harmful levels, PHE warnsPulseOver 10m people are drinking at levels that increase the risk of harming their health, according to a new evidence review on alcohol from Public Health England (PHE). PHE said that alcohol is the leading cause of death among 15-49-year-olds and that ...and more »