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[thejournal.ie] 860 fewer people would be killed by alcohol every year if minimum pricing was introduced. (10 Feb 2014)

URL: http://www.thejournal.ie/alcohol-1303320-Feb2014/

Ireland is set to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol in the near future.

But how will it affect the average resident? The fist study to consider just that has thrown up some interesting results in the UK.

Researchers looked at how drinkers from different income groups would be affected by minimum pricing in terms of consumption, spending, deaths, illnesses and costs to the health service.

According to the modelling study from the University of Sheffield, published in The Lancet today, minimum pricing for alcohol of 45p per unit would reduce deaths and hospital admissions among high-risk drinkers who purchase large quantities of low-cost alcohol......

 

Item Type:News
Source:thejournal.ie
Date:10 February 2014
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
B Substances > Alcohol
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
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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