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Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse. [wales.gov.uk] (2014) Minimum unit pricing: a review of its potential in a Welsh context. Wales: APoSM. 70 p.

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In recent years alcohol has become steadily more affordable; it is cheaper in real terms and most people have higher disposable incomes. As the demand for alcohol is sensitive to the price, the prevalence of alcohol misuse - and therefore alcohol-related physical and social harms - have also increased over this period. It is a serious and increasing public health problem, associated with a range of physical and mental harms

Executive Summary p.9
Introduction p.11
Alcohol p.13
• 2.1 How does it work?
• 2.2 Physical harms
• 2.3 Intake and dependency
Harms, costs and benefits of alcohol p.19
• 3.1 Social and economic harms
• 3.2 Alcohol and crime: overview
• 3.3 Violent crime
• 3.4 Domestic abuse
• 3.5 Alcohol-related health costs
• 3.6 Absenteeism
• 3.7 Child abuse and ‘children in need’
• 3.8 Benefits
Alcohol in Wales p.32
Available methods to address alcohol-related harm p.46
Pricing alcohol to achieve public health benefits p.53
Potential response to MUP p.62
Minimum unit pricing review committee p.64
Data and research p.65


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