Government to introduce minimum price for alcohol
Is this the end of the binge-drinking era, as the new Lib-Con Government propose raising the price of cheap alcohol
Summer might simply mean a cool glass of Chablis to some, but for many subscribers of ‘Booze Britain’ it’s more likely to be several large cans of cheap cider followed by a hazy night on the town.
Government advisors have made recommendations to impose a minimum price on alcohol, in order to deal with the hangover left from years of marketing cheap alcohol and 24-hour licensing to Britain.
They have also recommended a blanketbanon alcohol advertising, an industry worth £800 million a year, as it encouragesirresponsibledrinking.
Under thenewproposals, the cost of a bottle of wine would could rise to at least £4.50, a four pack or beer to £1.14, and a two litre bottle of cider to at least £7.50.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are also calling to make alcohol less easily available, byreducingthe amount that can be imported and cutting the number of outlets selling it, or evenlimitingthe days and hours in which drink can be purchased.
‘We are convinced that minimum pricing offers a veryproductiveand potentially very effective way of dealing with the majorproblemsassociated with alcohol consumption,’ said Professor Mike Kelly, Nice’s public health director.
Research from Sheffield University shows that a minimum price of 50p per unit would cut consumption and therefore cut alcohol related deaths, crimes, and hospital admissions, reducing the economicburdenon the state.
Video: Government set to introduce a 'minimum price' on alcohol
Picadillo Stuffed Peppers
5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Being A Sports Fan
A Case For Wearing Your ShirtBackwards
In my 38 years on this earth I’ve never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful than this’
How to Recover from a Mental Breakdown
This Is What SoulCycle Would Have Looked Like Back in the Day
How to Change the World As an Individual
The Great Elf on the Shelf Debate
How to Organize a Home Library
How to Grow Your Hair Out Long