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Alcohol policy is half-cut

We’re drinking far less of our own accord, so why is the government handing more money to the supermarkets and off-licences in the name of sobering us up?

21st April, 2015

Last week it emerged, to the bafflement of some, that one of the country’s busiest hospitals has seen a 30 per cent drop in alcohol-related admissions to its intensive care unit.

The two doctors who carried out the study admitted that this represented a “significant reduction” in admissions over five years from 2008 to 2013.

While the reason for the fall was “unclear”, the report said it could “possibly be linked” to decreased alcohol...

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