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[The Northern Echo] , Nelson, Barry Public health bosses tell Government ‘you are wrong’ on minimum unit pricing of alcohol. (02 Aug 2013)

URL: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10587643.Pub...

All 12 directors of public health in the North-East have signed an open letter criticising the Government's decision not to introduce minimum pricing of alcohol.

Put together with the Government's recent choice not to bring in standardised plain packaging on cigarettes, the public health directors described the delay in introducing minimum unit pricing as "a blow to public health".

It follows hard on the heels of similar criticism from the three North-East police and crime commissioners, the North-East's alcohol and tobacco control agencies and the region's clinical commissioning groups......

 

Item Type:News
Source:The Northern Echo
Date:2 August 2013
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Tobacco smoke (cigarette law / policy)
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Public health
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)

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