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[Irish Medical Times] , Mudiwa, Lloyd Ireland paying heavy price for alcohol. (07 Dec 2010)

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“We are all paying a high price for cheap alcohol,” the national charity for alcohol-related issues, Alcohol Action Ireland, has warned, while calling on the Government to implement budgetary measures it says could earn the Exchequer up to €182 million additional revenue and help reduce the estimated €3.7 billion in avoidable costs caused by alcohol-related harm each year.

In a pre-Budget submission, the charity has asked the Government to restore excise duty to 2009 levels, which could earn the Exchequer €182 million in additional revenue and offset the significant revenue losses from last year’s excise duty cut. It has also requested the introduction of a minimum floor price for alcohol in tomorrow’s Budget, which it said would curb waste by discouraging or reducing consumption of alcohol in these difficult economic times...

 

Item Type:News
Source:Irish Medical Times
Date:7 December 2010
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
L Social psychology and related concepts > Economic availability or accessibility
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)

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